We’re out and active in the community. And what better way is there to learn. During Harlem Week and all year round, TouroCOM students and faculty give their time and energy to keep our neighborhoods strong.
Several times throughout the year, TouroCOM students and faculty provide free health counseling, screenings, and flu shots to local residents. We sponsor health fairs in the fall and spring, and participate in broader community programs, such as Reach Week.
An annual tradition since 1974, Harlem Week now features several health-oriented events that we’re proud to sponsor and support. In 2012, students volunteered at the Harlem Health Village and others signed up to participate in the Peace Walk.
Heart Healthy Workshops
Throughout the summer, TouroCOM hosts workshops on campus that are open to the community. They’re a great chance for students to meet Harlem residents and share information about keeping hearts healthy.
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP)
The EHTP pairs TouroCOM student mentors with high school students from East Harlem to help them with their science comprehension and skills. Informational sessions for interested tutors are held early in the Fall Semester.
HONOR (Helping Others Needing Our Resources) Homeless Shelter -
Every two weeks a group of TouroCOM Middletown students visit this homeless shelter to provide basic health advice and medical screenings to the residents of this institution. Students are able to start applying basic clinical experience and knowledge to this special population as well as practice basic health screening measures.
The Warming Station in Middletown provides a warm and safe environment for homeless adults living on the streets in Middletown. Students are encouraged to volunteer overnight to help supervise Middletown homeless men and women who have been screened for suitability.