A Global Health Education Initiative
My name is Bartosz Skiba and I am currently a rising junior at the Middlesex County Academy SMET in Edison, New Jersey. From a very young age I knew that I had a passion for helping others. Over the many years I have realized that the best outlet for my passion would be through medicine.
Over the years I have wanted to organize an entity greater than myself in scope. I wanted to do something now rather than waiting until I graduated with a proper medical education. Through this, Inter-Health-Pathways was born. Inter-Health-Pathways is an international education initiative that centers around educating the youth about health and medicine through interactive games and puzzles. This will take place through a 15 person group meeting together for approximately 3 days.
The organization's inaugural clinics will take place in Poland. Being deeply connected to Poland through relatives, culture, and nationality, I wanted to start off the organization there and give back to my home town.
This would all be achieved with the help of local medical doctors and dental doctors that will bring more power and depths to my presentations through these clinics.
Clinics To Begin In Poland
To Be Determined At Closer Notice (Summer 2016 )
In order to capitalize on the educational aspect of the program, I wanted to lay out a specific agenda per se that will guide the presentations in the right directions. Depending on the presence of our guest speaker, certain aspects of health will gain more attention
* graph shows higher importance on dental health*
The program will initiate with dental health, body parts section, and the illness/infections section
Relaying this type of information to kids requires a proper program. The clinics will have the information presented using a multi-media based presentation. Every child and helping adult will be able to participate in the multitude of games and interactive activities that the presentation will offer. The clinic will culminate with a bingo format game. Children will be encouraged throughout the program to retain the information in order to do well in the bingo game. There will be prizes awarded both during the bingo and after as a part of the "goodie bag" aspect.
The program as before mentioned will be split into three days. The name of this year's program is Young European Faces Emergencies. The hands on aspect combined with technology will be taught in the Polish language with key terms in English to allow the students to understand how to face any medical crises in a foreign nation. The days will cycle through a day of general dental health knowledge, body systems, and finally illness knowledge that would be crucial to know when facing a crisis abroad. The three day program will help this group of students understand more about health and their bodies in both the English and Polish Languages
The first planned clinic is designated to take place in the region of Witoszyn- Wymiarki Poland. Feel free to use the google maps widget on the right to navigate the region. The choice for the area came from proximity to key speakers and family that will aid in the process.