Dana Capocci

Burr Ridge IL

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I am a very outgoing and passionate person who loves to help others. Ever since I was little I have wanted to pursue a career in the Medical field. I am a Communications major at UIC and I also am on the softball team there as well.







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End Date: Dec 22, 2014 12:00 AM
Volunteer Activity Message

Medical Brigade volunteers will set up temporary clinics in pre-identified communities in Eastern Panama to provide healthcare where access is limited. Each community receives a brigade every 3-4 months. Students on the brigade are given the opportunity to shadow licensed health care professionals while learning about local Panamanian culture. A typical Medical/Dental Brigade clinic consists of six stations: Intake, Triage, Consultation, Dental, Charla (health education), and Pharmacy. Electronic patient records are collected during the brigade to ensure patient follow-up as well as to monitor overall community health trends. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up and conduct community health worker training aimed at empowering local leaders to perpetuate a consistent level of health care. For every student who volunteers on a Global Medical Brigade, sixty patients can see a doctor who otherwise would not be able to.

In addition, volunteers on this brigade will be participating in the construction of in-home public health infrastructures projects to help combat some of the health issues that are seen in our Medical Brigade clinics. Currently, the Public Health program in Panama builds latrines for families that have expressed interest. However, our Public Health team is always looking to improve and expand on our Public Health projects and are collaborating with communities after each brigade to collect information on the projects and how we can improve for future initiatives.

Volunteer Goals

Program Goal: $0.00 / Airfare Goal: $0.00

[Org. Admin] Erika Amador donated $-152

Saying "Transfer to general donation"

Dec 10, 2014 08:54 AM

Anonymous donated $311

Dec 02, 2014 03:41 PM

Dana Capocci donated $150

Nov 04, 2014 06:50 AM

Dora E. Nava donated $50

Saying "Keep up the Great work Dana!! I admire you for your Big Heart!! "

Oct 30, 2014 06:09 PM

Anonymous donated $350

Oct 15, 2014 06:01 PM

Joseph Dawe donated $300

Oct 04, 2014 04:07 PM

Anonymous donated $20

Sep 18, 2014 08:51 AM

Ahmad Taheri donated $350

Sep 16, 2014 10:17 PM

Anthony Rowe donated $70

Aug 01, 2014 09:30 AM

Dana Capocci donated $250

Jul 02, 2014 07:28 AM

Catherine A Kompare donated $25

Jun 24, 2014 05:38 PM

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