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HLSA484

Redesigning Health Care: Developing a Clinic to Meet Community Needs

Restriction: Must have completed a minimum of 60 credits. Additional information: Two sessions will be on-site at the Mona Clinic in Temple Hills, MD, and the remaining sessions will be taught in the University of Maryland's Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Provides an opportunity for students to learn a key entrepreneurial skill, Design Thinking, while helping to build, reshape, redesign and transform delivery of health care in the Mona Center, a new community center and clinic in Prince George's County. This new, modern vision for a health and wellness clinic embraces student involvement in designing, planning and contributing to innovative programs, solutions, and processes to improve the clinic's ability to meet community and patient needs by addressing the social determinants of health as well as traditional clinical health status. Students in the class will develop empathy for patients, providers and other stakeholders, define problems, select a specific problem for intervention, understand problems based on stakeholder input, ideate, reframe and suggest options to solve or address the problem, prototype solutions, test ideas, and make recommendations to inform implementation and ongoing measurement and monitoring of impact.

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Average GPA: 3.93 between 150 students

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