Medical student fundraiser addresses transportation insecurity in underserved neighborhoods

  • Date: 01/08/2021

As part of NeighborhoodHELP, HWCOM medical students visit households in underserved neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. They learn first-hand about the socio-economic conditions that impact health outcomes. Lack of access to transportation is one of those factors.

“Without transportation, many of these families don’t have access to simple needs like doctors’ visits and grocery shopping,” said Allison Chin, a second-year medical student and president of the FIU Rotaract Club.

Chin is helping to organize a fundraiser to address transportation insecurity among NeighborhoodHELP household members. The virtual "Walk for Wheels" fundraiser is a joint effort between HWCOM, FIU Rotaract, the American Medical Student Association, and the American Medical Women's Association.

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