Department of Health Science Community Fieldwork Handbook General Agency Information

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Department of Health Science
Community Fieldwork Handbook
General Agency Information
AGENCY NAME:
Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter
AGENCY ADDRESS:
1319 F Street NW, Suite 305 Washington, DC 20004
AGENCY TELEPHONE:
202-787-5389 FAX: 202-787-5399
Web Page/URL:
www.lupusdmv.org
Geographic Areas Served:
DC, Maryland, and Northern and Central Virginia
Supervisor(s):
Akilah Hill
(202) 787-5389 x389
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[email protected]
AGENCY GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
To provide educational and psychological support to patients and their families.
To increase awareness and educate and the public and health professionals about lupus.
To fund clinical basic scientific research on lupus.
DEPARTMENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
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Provide telephone counseling and referrals
Provide education seminars and support group meetings
Create and disseminate newsletter, literature, and membership information
Provide programs to physicians and allied health professionals, ongoing and accurate media
coverage and promote speakers’ bureau
Increase membership through promoting special events, federal campaigns, and planned
giving campaigns.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED?
No
7/17/13
INTERNSHIP INFORMATION (How might your organization use and improve a health education
student’s skills and knowledge?):
 The program would be moderately structured with diversified activities that would reflect
Foundation goals and objectives.
 The program would provide an opportunity to research, interpret, and present information
about lupus.
 The program would provide an opportunity to work individually and collaboratively with team
members. Intern would be held accountable for long-term assignments and deadlines.
 The program would provide an opportunity to enhance communication skills through
interacting with public relations departments, businesses, and other professionals.
 The program would provide an opportunity for intern to attend health fairs and educate the
general population about lupus and Lupus Mid-Atlantic.
INTERN INFORMATION (What are the skills and qualities you seek in an intern?):
 Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
 Ability to learn and research lupus implications and associated disorders
 Ability to assist with planning of fundraising events and seminars
 Ability to interpret and present medical information to lupus patients and their families.
 Intern must take initiative and think of efficient ways to perform projects.
 Intern must be organized.
 Not required but Spanish speaking is a plus
OTHER INFORMATION
Stipend offered
Building is metro accessible
HOURS: Need to be available for weekend events (this is a must)
THANK YOU FOR UPDATING YOUR
ORGANIZATION’S INFORMATION
7/17/13
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