How does dancing and singing improve the health of a community? USF Health students and faculty show us the answer, as they recently held a talent show to benefit the USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, which serves low-income, uninsured University Area residents. University Beat on WUSF TV has a look at their work, both onstage and in the Clinic.
The USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a place where uninsured residents near the Tampa campus can get free healthcare. It’s also a place where USF Health students learn how to run a clinic while getting hands-on experience working with real patients.
This week’s University Beat on WUSF Public Media pays a visit to the Clinic, as well as to “BANDAids for BRIDGE,” a student and faculty talent show that raised quite a bit of money for the project.
USF B.R.I.D.G.E. Healthcare Clinic
Service Population: Uninsured adults (18 and older) of the University Area Community bordered by Bearss Ave, Fowler Ave, Bruce B. Downs Blvd, and Florida Ave
The Clinic does not offer prenatal, dental or pediatric services.
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.