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Medical Reserve Corps Receives UW Tacoma Community Partner Award

June 3, 2015

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program recognizes “exceptional support to our students”

TACOMA, Wash. – The University of Washington Tacoma Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program has recognized Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps with its Community Partner Award. The award highlights a community partner that has provided exceptional support to its students.

UW Tacoma will present the award at its Master of Nursing Hooding Ceremony on Wednesday, June 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at William W. Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma.

The Medical Reserve Corps — organized through Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department — exists to promote partnership among community health systems, community medical providers, other community groups and the Health Department. Its relationship with UW Tacoma is longstanding, and the groups’ projects give students the opportunity to help support healthy people in healthy communities through projects such as community assessments of resilience and homelessness.

“In our partnership projects, the UW Tacoma students collect data that helps inform us about our community’s readiness and preparedness for emergencies, including populations that are more vulnerable to impacts of disaster and emergencies,” said Jim Price, health promotion coordinator and Medical Reserve Corps director. “And the students get hands-on experience with public health nursing while providing us with this valuable information,” Price said.

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