Mobile Medical Van
Community outreach is integral to the mission of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (IVMSON). Through the use of our mobile medical van, IVMSON and its partners provide essential healthcare services in a variety of settings.
IVMSON, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, has hosted multiple mobile health clinics for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The clinics, provided during Miracle League games, offer free screenings, primary care services and referrals. In addition to the health care screenings, education regarding proper nutrition, exercise and sun protection is also provided.
The Mobile Health Project for children and adults with developmental disabilities meets two primary goals—it combats barriers to care that individuals with developmental disabilities often face, such as transportation, and teaches others how to care for this special patient population. A physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and IVMSON students facilitate the clinics and provide the screenings.
A Promise to Help (APTH), a healthcare initiative/mission directed to the Black Belt region, utilizes the IVMSON Mobile Medical Van for monthly trips to the Black Belt. Sponsored by The Spirit of Luke Ministry, A Promise to Help is a volunteer based organization whose goals are to assist in eliminating healthcare disparities in the underserved, underprivileged, and underinsured populations of the Black Belt region. Learn more about A Promise to Help.