Help Support Crimson Care

Crimson Care is funded through grants and generous donations. See some of the amazing work we do and learn how you can partner with CCC.

Help Support Crimson Care

Crimson Care is funded through grants and generous donations. See some of the amazing work we do and learn how you can partner with CCC.

Thanks to our dedicated faculty, students and correctional partners, check out some of the awesome work taking place at CCC-NSJ featured on Health Affairs Blog

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Look at some of our work Assessing Interprofessional Education

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Thanks to our dedicated faculty, students and correctional partners, check out some of the awesome work taking place at CCC-NSJ featured on Health Affairs Blog

Check out the blog post

Look at some of our work Assessing Interprofessional Education

Check out our work
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Student Highlight

Francesca Garrett

Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School MD/MBA program Class of 2019

“I am a fifth-year student in the joint degrees program at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. I will graduate in June 2019 with an MD and an MBA.

I began volunteering at Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC) my first month of medical school in 2014. I remember learning about the vast clinical, research, and operations opportunities available to students. I was so excited to finally be able to impact patients directly and to think broadly about the delivery, efficiency, and improvement of care to vulnerable populations. I started as an Integrated Clinician at our Chelsea site where I was able to offer social services to our unique patient population. I was offered the opportunity to be the Chelsea Site Operations Director at the end of my first semester of medical school and remained in this position for 1.5 years. In that role, I was most proud about the work we did executing the implementation and assessment of CareMessage, a mobile health patient engagement web platform, for our patient population. I then moved into the role of the co-director of the umbrella board, managing a team of individuals that provides oversight to the incredible work of CCC – clinic operations, social services, research, education, finances, and staffing – for our students at all seven CCC sites.

CCC has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I have had the opportunity to learn how to provide comprehensive care to vulnerable patients under tutorage of extraordinary teachers. I have gained leadership and operational skills that directly impacted the efficiency and quality of care provided to our patients. I have made lifelong friends, colleagues, and mentors through the vast availability of teachers and like-minded thinkers/peers. I have gained a confidence that with the right resources and support, I am able to provide compassionate care and use my ideas to make a difference to individual patients as well as a population of patients in need. “

Highlights

  • Over 1500 student volunteers have served over 3000 patients over the past 8 years
  • CCC has grown to become an interprofessional experience for students from MGH-Institute for Health Professions (MGH-IHP), Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard College
  • CCC is Harvard Medical School’s largest and most popular extracurricular activity
  • MGH-IHP in conjunction with CCC received a 2 year HRSA Grant to develop and evaluate an interprofesssional education (IPE) curriculum.
  • CCC Medical Director Dr. Marya Cohen was the recipient of the PHS Primary Care Award for Mentoring and Teaching in 2017
  • In 2017 alone, we had 5 papers published and many abstracts presented at local and National Conferences.

How Past Donations have Impacted our organization

Past donations have been used to fund student travel to conferences, provide food for our student volunteers each clinic night, fund faculty support and implement our Think and Drink Series—an education discussion program to encourage dynamic conversations with leaders and future leaders in the healthcare field.

 

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we have served over 3000 patients and have had over 1500 student volunteers. The work we do at The Crimson Care Collaborative would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you. Donations of any size can help us continue to make a difference in our community.

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