UMB: Health Alliance

UMB: Health Alliance will the reduce the gaps presented in healthcare access, healthcare services, social resources, and legal aid in the underserved greater West Baltimore community. This student-run free education resource center will connect our community members with invaluable resources while providing a unique opportunity for IPE to professional students. UMB: Health Alliance will connect student from Medicine, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Social Work in order to strengthen our clinical knowledge and improve the West Baltimore community. 




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Katherine Couch (Primary Senator)

Katherine is a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) graduate student in the School of Nursing. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a B.A. in Public Health Studies, and is excited to apply her experience in problem-solving using a systems approach while practicing at the bedside as a registered nurse. She is currently working as a student nurse at University of Maryland Medical Center, and as a clinical customer service representative at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Katherine is the USGA senator representing the University of Maryland Baltimore Health Alliance (UMBHA), which is an interprofessional organization including students from UMB's eight schools or graduate programs (Dentistry, Graduate, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work). Under the supervision of interprofessional faculty, students provide health care management and health education services to residents in West Baltimore neighborhoods surrounding UMB.