Legislative Leadership Forum on Senior Issues

RIMNP partnered with the Aging Interest Group and the undergraduate program Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) to attend the “Legislative Leadership Forum on Senior Issues” on April 10, 2017. There we learned about the four top priority issues for RI elders from Bill Flynn, the Executive Director of the host organization, Senior Agenda Coalition…

Burnside Park Health Fair

On November 5, 2016 the RIMNP collaborated with community partners to host a 1st annual community health fair in Burnside Park. With partners like the Ocean State Immunization Collaborative, Project Weber/RENEW, Clinica Esperanza and Fostering Hope we were able to provide a range of services including flu vaccines, STI/Hep C/HIV testing, blood pressure and glucose…

Workshop: Providing care to homeless individuals in acute care settings

On January 13th, RIMNP anchoring provider, Caitlin May, NP, and RIMNP case manager, Megan Smith, of House of Hope, held a workshop on delivering care to patients experiencing homelessness for fifteen Dedicated Education Unit nurses from inpatient units at Rhode Island Hospital. The nurses had requested material on homelessness issues because individuals experiencing homelessness represent a large proportion of…

CPCP Grand Rounds: Feb 10th

Two of the RIMNP co-founders, Meredith Adamo and Alicia Lu, will give the Center for Primary Care and Prevention monthly Grand Rounds talk on February 10th at 12pm at Memorial Hospital. They will be presenting on the history of RIMNP, its current programs, and future directions working with the community. Join us to learn more!

Transition of RIMNP leadership

We are thrilled to announce a transition of medical student RIMNP leadership to Hiba Dhanani, MD19 and Faiz Khan, MD19! Hiba is a first year medical student at Brown who is a passionate cook and advocate of community based care. She worked at a community health center in Camden, NJ and is seeking a masters in…

International Street Medicine Symposium

Meredith Adamo, Dr. Craig Kaufmann, and Megan Smith attended the International Street Medicine Symposium in San Jose, CA in October 2015. They presented the RIMNP pilot program model to an international community of healthcare providers, policy leaders, advocates, and members of the Santa Barbara County homeless community. During the conference, they learned about exemplary street medicine programs from…

RIMNP featured on AMSA website

After attending the American Medical Student Association conference in New York to present the RIMNP Narrative Project, Dr. Alison Case reached out to us asking to feature our work on the AMSA website. We were honored! To read the AMSA Chapter update, see the What’s Happening page. To read a reflection written by two of RIMNP’s…

Winter clothing drive: Over 700 items donated!

Every year, many homeless individuals are in need of winter clothing – shoes, coats, gloves – to prepare for the cold and sometimes life-threatening weather. In response, RIMNP held a winter clothing drive through the month of December at Alpert Medical School and Brown University’s undergraduate campus. Medical student volunteers sorted the overflowing bags of clothing, shoes, and canned food,…

Furniture drive: success!

In early December, RIMNP sent out an email to medical school students, staff, and other contacts to request for donations of used furniture for two of our clients who had just found housing. We had an overwhelming response, and dedicated all of Sunday, December 13th to picking up the furniture from all over the greater Providence…

Humanity at the Heart of Healthcare: AMSA conference in NYC

Medical students Meredith Adamo, Hiba Dhanani, and Alicia Lu attended the American Medical Student Association annual conference in New York City on November 14th to present RIMNP’s Narrative Project. It was a great opportunity to share our program with medical students throughout the country!