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Individual Strategic Communication Plan Power/Politics Communication OL610 (Paula DeMaio) Quinnipiac University Community Access Imaging Grant: A Progress Report for the Seedlings Foundation and Quinnipiac University December 19, 2015 Executive Summary: Renewal of Community Access Imaging Grant: A Progress Report for Quinnipiac University and the Seedlings Foundation Community Access Imaging (CAI) is a free clinic operating in conjunction with Quinnipiac University, the Seedlings Foundation and community health care partners. This clinic provides highly supervised, specialized diagnostic imaging exams to uninsured individuals of the surrounding communities. The clinic is currently funded for three years. Annual clinical …show more content…

Quinnipiac medical students and health science students have the opportunity to develop skills that can be acquired only in the clinical setting and implement effective communication and professional behaviors with patients and healthcare providers. Students are exposed to a variety of healthcare settings as well as the variety of diagnoses/conditions radiologists encounter. Subsequently, the funding the Seedlings Foundation has provided to support the CAI Clinic has leveraged significant donations of medical equipment to the University. The equipment is to be used for the CAI clinic and for teaching purposes. Equipment includes, state-of-the-art bone densitometry and breast imaging equipment from Hologic. The donated equipment is valued at more than $433,000. The new technology will be used in the clinic and permit more patients to be screened. This catalyzed new negotiations, potential strategic educational partnerships with Philips and GE that will help to advance excellence in diagnostic imaging education at QU. Community Access Imaging has inspired students and faculty from the School of Law to create a new pro bono legal clinic that provides services to address urgent social and legal needs of CAI patients. Increase in Patient volume: Community Access Imaging has seen an increase in the number of patients within the last year. The clinic has seen an increase of 39.3% of exams performed compared to last year. See appendix 3 and 4 for exact

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