Vietnam Health Clinic (VHC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care access and services to under-resourced populations of Vietnam, while promoting proactive learning and firsthand experience in primary care for our student members.
As global health conditions continue to evolve, Vietnam Health Clinic will always prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our program participants, while also taking into consideration the varying degrees to which the pandemic may be affecting the vulnerable communities that we serve. With that in mind along with travel restrictions, we will not be hosting our two-week mobile health clinic in Vietnam in 2021. However, we are adapting to new, creative ways to fulfill our mission to provide health care to vulnerable populations while providing students with hands-on learning opportunities. As an alternative to our trip to Vietnam, we will be hosting a mobile health clinic in the state of Washington. We are currently exploring partnerships with local community organizations to determine a location, target patient group, and timeframe for the clinic.
To provide our student members with additional opportunities to develop new skills and gain valuable experience, we plan to coordinate virtual public health workshops and symposiums. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many vulnerable communities and high-risk individuals are unable to access important health information. We hope our virtual public health workshops hope to fill this gap. We are also excited to plan our first online symposium between VHC student members and students from Vietnam universities so that they can connect and learn from one another. Though our operations may look different as we adapt our programming, our mission remains the same and we look forward to having you along for this new journey.