“The Andrews University SHP club, is a student club that emphasizes service to others, building collaboration between the students of the various departments included in the School of Health Professions, and being a positive force for good on our campus and in our community locally and abroad. The club’s goal is to represent the Great Physician by our actions and deeds, not just our beliefs.”
Annual club membership is $10 and is due by October 6. Sign-up sheets are available at individual departments.
Seniors in the Department of Public Health and Wellness were asked to work alongside one of their professors, doing basic nutritional counseling to patients newly diagnosed with diabetes at the HERBIE Clinic in Benton Harbor. The clinic, founded four years ago, is a not-for-porofit organization with a mission to show God's love in a very tangible way to the people of Benton Harbor, and offers free healthcare to adults who are without health insurane. Many healthcare professionals unite to volunteer their time and expertise each month, ranging from doctors and nurses to diabetes educators and pharmacists. Our team from Andrews was quickly put to work, mostly as clinic guides who helped patients navigate through the various makeshift offices and exams rooms. Students guides had the opportunity to befriend the patients they accompanied, and offer prayer and spiritual encouragement. Student volunteer Julie Rose commented, "It was a blessing to be able to use our professional training to help someone improve their health".
Daileen Rodriquez "teaching" carbohydrate counting at Herbie free-clinic in Benton Harbor.