MedCEEP’s Emergency Preparedness Workshops Program is designed to empower Chicago’s South and West Side youth by teaching them emergency response skills needed for strokes, cardiac arrests, and penetrating wounds (gun shots, stab wounds, and accidents). While ACEP initiatives such as the “Until Help Arrives” program teach these first responder skills with an emphasis on bleeding control, scene safety, and compression-only CPR, MedCEEP’s program adds stroke recognition and AED use to complement the content, and also is at communities with the highest rates of these medical emergencies. To date 3,500 students from 15 area high schools have participated in this program.
The Medical Careers Exposure Program is a multifaceted, school-based program that introduces students to the many different medical career options available to them and so much more! This six-session program includes an Emergency Preparedness workshop and a TRAP Violence workshop. We bring this program to high schools in Chicago’s South and West Side communities.
The TRAP Violence Program builds trauma resiliency for at-risk youth on the South Side of Chicago. We do this by educating youth on the structural causes of violence; increasing their awareness of the factors leading to violence, improving their trauma coping skills; developing their conflict resolution skills; providing them with tools to recognize and respond to potentially violent encounters; and on how to respond to conflict and life stressors without violence.
Our interactive, eight-week Summer Pipeline Program targets students ages 13 to 19 from underserved communities surrounding the University of Chicago. Participants are exposed to various medical careers, receive guidance on applying into medical professional schools, and receive ongoing didactics and mentorship. The goal of this program is to encourage more young adults from our communities to enter the medical field, thus increasing access to health professionals for our communities, which traditionally suffer from the worst of health disparities.
The Sports MedCEEP Program addresses the problem of lack of access to health care providers in our communities, which is a problem for youth who need a sports physical in order to participate in high school sports such as football. Through the Sports MedCEEP Program, we offer eight free sports physicals events for eligibility. We also provide sideline coverage at 30 high school football games each year.
The Medical Bootcamp and Mentorship Program is committed to closing the gap in medical education and ensuring that minority medical students have the tools and support needed to achieve their goals. By providing clinical skills training, study skills development, and access to mentorship, this program aims to empower a new generation of diverse healthcare professionals who will excel in emergency medicine and beyond.
Our Pre-Med SERVICE Program seeks to provide Underrepresented Minority premedical students with clinical exposure (shadowing), didactics, community outreach, and career guidance facilitated by emergency medicine physicians and trauma surgeons, within the context of The University of Chicago's level one trauma center and ER.
The vision of the P.O.P. Foundation is to provide outreach services, educational seminars, as well as, college and career readiness opportunities. We encourage healthy lifestyle choices by working with active community partners to create a safe, fulfilling and academically enriching environment.
President Barack Obama started the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure all youth can reach their full potential.
Today, the work continues as the MBK Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation. The MBK Alliance has impact communities in major cities in the United States, with Chicago being one of the largest.
Project SWISH Chicago is a foundation that utilizes sports and entertainment as the driving force to unite people from diverse communities and cultures while providing a safe and supportive environment for youth and young adults.
Getting Grown Collective is a project that provides alternative access to health professionals and healthy lifestyle options through Elevated Healing, a free, monthly health clinic with Dr. Abdullah Pratt.
Elevated Healing began at Elevated Garden in April 2018 and offers stroke recognition workshops, Stop-the Bleed awareness classes, CPR training, conversations with health professionals and health screenings.
We work in collaboration with Pritzker School of Medicine to provide undergraduate and medical students an opportunity to serve as mentors while providing minority high school students who are underrepresented in medicine. the opportunity to participate in a variety of lectures, discussions, and hands-on workshops, with the goal of giving insight into life as a healthcare professional.
After the Association of American Medical Colleges released an alarming report informing the nation that the already low number of black men applicants to medical school was decreasing BMWC took this as a call to action.
The Mission: To increase the number of black men in the field of medicine through exposure, inspiration, and mentoring. MedCEEP & Dr. Abdullah Pratt share the organization's interest in increasing representation in the field of medicine and provides free workshops and clinical skills training at their annual conference.
HIS Leadership Summit is a huge event created to foster an environment of excellence for young men of color by providing a day of free workshops that include learning about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, gentlemen's etiquette, and how to maintain their mental health.
In collaboration with the Chicago Public School department, & Champs Mentoring Program of Chicago, MedCEEP's own Dr. Pratt provides his insight and knowledge to the summit's leadership panel.
MedCEEP collaborates with The Black Fire Brigade to offer workshops and skills sessions for their events. The program aims to increase diversity in the EMS and fire safety profession by instructing inner-city youth in the EMS and fire curriculum. This allows them to be directly involved with the community while engaged in noble work and gain their trust and respect.
Sweet Water Foundation utilizes a blend of urban agriculture, art, and education to transform vacant spaces and abandoned buildings into economically and ecologically productive and sustainable community assets that produce engaged youth, art, locally-grown food, and affordable housing.
MedCEEP partners with the foundation to provide Stop the Bleed training and education on health and nutrition to community members.