Center for Health Services (CHS)

Dal Macon’s community return and ongoing work post-Student Health Coalition

Dal Macon briefly shares about some of his post-Student Health Coalition community projects, including having served on the board of Marie Cirillo’s Community Land Trust and organized outreach efforts through the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University.   Full footage of interview with Dal Macon.

Barbara Clinton on the emergence of Vanderbilt’s Center for Health Services

Barbara Clinton discusses the influence of Vanderbilt’s Student Health Coalition on various subsequent initiatives, speaking specifically to the extension of its core mission and student-led approach to several programs. She focuses on the Center for Health Services and its role in creating space for and supporting the logistics of longer-term relationships between students and local …

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Hearts of Gold

Brought to us by Margaret Ecker and others involved in its 2013 production, this special collection of insights from several Student Health Coalition figureheads in the 1970s features Bill Dow, Bill Corr, Carolyn Burr, Dal Macon, and Marie Cirillo–among many more. Each of them reflects on the impetus behind the SHC’s work, its guiding principles, …

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Bob Hartmann on the importance of defining health beyond the physical

Bob Hartmann explains how his and many others’ formative experience in rural healthcare and community medicine with the Center for Health Services, Student Health Coalition, and Mountain People’s Health Councils—both as students and young professionals—left a lasting impact on their medical practice today. He expresses gratitude for their influence on his understanding of health and …

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Ruth Ann Casper and Scheryl Stout on the Maternal-Infant Health Outreach Worker Project (MIHOW)

Ruth Ann Casper, a participant in the Maternal-Infant Health Outreach Worker Project (MIHOW), shares about the powerful impact of home visitors and their value as sources of emotional support and information during her first pregnancy. Scheryl Stout, a home visitor with the project, further discusses the support role of these outreach workers, characterizing home visitors …

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Stephanie Park (CHS community scholar) on doctor-patient relationships

Stephanie Park, a community scholar with the Center for Health Services, shares how her firsthand experience in community healthcare bolstered her education in the field and furthered her understanding of holistic community development—particularly with regard to doctor-patient relationships.   Full footage of a collection of interviews about the Student Health Coalition and Center for Health …

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Frances Henderson on the Center for Health Services’ approach to community development

Frances Henderson from the Service Training for Environmental Progress (STEP) discusses the relationship between environmental pollution and public health, sharing specifically about a nearby contaminated creek in Hendersonville, Tennessee which caused significant medical concerns among community members. She also shares more generally about the Center for Health Services’ philosophy and approach to community development.   …

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Interview with Laura Heise by Elizabeth Cooper, March 31 2012, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill

Overview of work at Rural Advancement Fund; 70s at Oberlin College; overview of history and content of Agricultural Marketing Project in Tennessee; overview on farmers market organizing and environmental organizing in the 70s; background on Health fairs in Tennessee – Center for Health Services, Vanderbilt begun by Bill Dow; experience at Cornell for a Masters …

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Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Barbara Clinton was the Center for Health Services director 1988-2013. The series contains annual reports from the Center for Health Services (CHS), Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC), and the Student Environmental Health Project (STEP); reports on the coalition’s efforts; and CHS files on its history, programs, funding, 25th anniversary, bylaws, and publicity. Additional materials include …

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