Community Health Initiative by University Students (CHIUS)

TitleCommunity Health Initiative by University Students (CHIUS)
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

CHIUS is an inter-professional student-run clinic in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Founded in 1998, the clinic was designed to meet the needs of this marginalized community by providing greater access to health care on the weekends, health care services geared specifically for women, and friendly conversation. A typical shift at CHIUS would involve student volunteers from any of the ten professional health programs at University of British Columbia. Volunteers deliver primary care to patients under the direct supervision of a physician, a faculty member or a registered nurse. In this environment, students learn from each other, the professionals on staff and from the patients themselves. Also we have a variety of programs that help a specific group, e.g. Beauty Nights, Foot Care event, and Pharmacy brown bag event. The clinic operates keeping five main objectives in mind: service, learning, inter-professionalism, reflection and student leadership.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2007/2008
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorPeter Granger
Year 1: Funded Amount33,900
Year 1: Team Members

Peter Granger, Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Andrew Morgan, Student, Medicine / CHIUS Co-Chair
Andrew Thamboo, Student, Medicine / CHIUS Co-Chair
Anindita Tjahjadi, Student, Medicine / CHIUS Treasurer
Ali-Reza Merali, Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences / CHIUS Funding Co-Chair
Esther Lee, Student, Medicine / CHIUS Funding Committee