Anna Thornton-Matos, MPH
Program Manager, Community-based Experiences
Case Western Reserve University
A community-oriented Public Health professional with almost 15 years of experience in public health research and project management in the higher education and governmental settings with the overall goal of promoting social justice and reducing health disparities through establishing, developing and maintaining relationships within and between community, governmental and hospital partners across the Greater Cleveland area. I currently serve as the Program Manager for Community-based Experiences within the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research at Case Western Reserve University.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Poster Description: Background: Interprofessional service learning (IPSL) is one strategy to engage students in meaningful work that allows them to practice teamwork skills, learn cultural humility, and collaborate with community partners. Partnerships with community organizations are essential to developing and sustaining IPSL experiences. In 2020, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) initiated the first year of Collaborative Practice I (CPI), a two-semester-long, service-learning, interprofessional education course. This poster describes how the CWRU faculty and staff engaged community…