UCF Clinic for local farmworkers wins national award

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSApopka Farmworkers AssociationUCF School of Nursing Previous article$1.5 million available to farmers for water conservation projectsNext articleA grilling legend is returning to Apopka for your Memorial Day barbecue feast! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Dr. Peralta: “Big things can grow from tiny seeds”From UCF TodayA UCF collaboration that provides free healthcare to uninsured farmworkers in Apopka has received an inaugural national award from the U.S. Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative.The two organizations selected UCF as the recipient of their first Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award that honors interdisciplinary healthcare teams that significantly impact the community they serve.Since last summer, students and faculty from UCF’s medical, nursing, physical therapy and social work schools and the University of Florida’s pharmacy school have worked together to provide free care in internal medicine, pediatrics, OB-GYN, dermatology, ophthalmology and occupational medicine. At each of the four clinics held so far, teams have treated 40 to 80 patients ranging from 2 months to more than 70 years in a makeshift clinic at the Farmworker Association of Florida office in Apopka.Dr. Heather Peralta, a UCF nursing faculty member who lives in Apopka, helped organize the interprofessional effort. “Watching all of the students work seamlessly together for the good of this under-served population is something that I will treasure as an instructor, as a nurse, and as an Apopkan,” she said. “Big things can grow from tiny seeds.”National officials said they selected UCF’s program because it exemplified excellence in teamwork to serve a medically underserved community. “Interprofessional health care practice is achievable and it works,” said Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, president of IPEC and president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association. “We applaud the students and faculty of the University of Central Florida… for showing that if we educate health professionals together, patients and the entire healthcare system benefit.”Dr. Heather Peralta (center): “We created a bond with the people of Apopka.”Dr. Judy Simms-Cendan, director of international experiences, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the College of Medicine helped organize the farmworker clinics after leading medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic for the last several years.“It was a great teaching opportunity and a really rich environment to learn in for all the students involved,” Dr. Simms-Cendan said of the Apopka effort.   “Students got to see, for example, how the social workers knew how to refer people for resources, learned how to do assessments, how to triage, and how to take vitals. You learn so much in a real environment like this where everyone is pitched in with the same goal of caring for people.”Jeannie Economos, the Farmworker Association’s pesticide safety, and environmental health project coordinator said the clinics helped farmworkers deal with chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes and treat health issues related to their exposure to pesticides and other chemicals.“This award is indeed an honor to everyone who worked with such compassion and dedication to pull it all together to make the clinics happen and to build the partnership to bring this important service and benefit to the community,” she said.”Farmworkers and their families received medications dispensed by UF pharmacy students who worked to find the most effective, lowest-cost drugs for those with limited incomes. Dr. Erin St. Onge, UF’s assistant dean, and campus director, said she hopes the collaboration will be a model for others.“Receiving this award in its inaugural year makes the honor feel extra special,” she said. “We are excited to share our experiences with others so that this concept may be duplicated elsewhere as there are so many patients who don’t receive adequate health care in the U.S. for various reasons.”UCF project members will be recognized June 7 at the headquarters of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC.To see a video story on the farmworkers clinic, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eqDCI4ECWU Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Area Soccer Sectionals (10-2)

first_imgArea Soccer SectionalsTuesday  (10-2)Girls Sectionals.Batesville.Batesville  5     Franklin County  0Rising Sun.Oldenburg  4     South Ripley  0Greenfield-Central.Richmond  1     East Central  0Mt. Vernon  2     Greenfield-Central  2   (MTV wins on PK)Boys Sectionals.Jac-Cen-Del.Rising Sun  2     Switzerland County  0Southwestern  2     Jac-Cen-Del  1Mt. Vernon.Mt. Vernon  2     New Palestine  1East Central  10     Richmond  0last_img

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AFCON 2019: Mali dominant in win against Mauritania

first_imgMali produced a dominant display to beat tournament debutants Mauritania at the Africa Cup of Nations.Abdoulay Diaby drilled a powerful effort into the top corner from 25 yards to give the Eagles the lead.A Moussa Marega penalty and a strike from Monaco’s Adama Traore increased Mali’s advantage, before Moctar Sidi El Hacen pulled a goal back from the spot.Metz’s Adama Traore, on for his namesake, completed the scoring, curling in from the edge of the box.Mauritania, taking part in the tournament for the first time in their history, started brightly in Suez but the result was rarely in doubt after Diaby’s sublime opener.The minnows take on Angola in their next Group E game on Saturday, while Mali face Tunisia on Fridaylast_img read more

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Alexander: Which Cal League All-Stars will become big league stars?

first_imgPreviousNorth players head to the bench in between innings of the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) looks on as Charly Quezada, right, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, is congratulated by South coach Michael Wertz (right) after he and Golden won the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe North’s Mark Karaviotis (Visalia Rawhide) crosses the plate in the second inning upon scoring on a triple by Jameson Hannah to give the North a 3-0 lead over the South during the 2019 Cal League All-Star Game on Tuesday night at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers throws out the first pitch prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. Fingers was also inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the game. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Austin Warren (Inland Empire 66ers) signs an autograph for a fan prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Fans scramble for a home run ball during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans scramble for baseballs during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)California League All-Stars lineup during pregame introductions at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Bernie entertains fans during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans get autographs from players prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans get autographs from players prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (Modesto Nuts) hits a home run during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (41, from the Modesto Nuts) is congratulated by teammates after his turn during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Cal Raleigh (41, from the Modesto Nuts) is congratulated by teammates after his turn during the opening round of the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)North players react to a home run during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Connor Wong (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his turn during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) is congratulated by teammates after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) is congratulated by teammates after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (Lancaster Jethawks) and Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrate together after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers was inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Former Oakland Athletics and Upland High School baseball player Rollie Fingers (right), former California League President Joe Gagliardi (left) and Joe Heslet, accepting for his late father Harry “Bud” Heslet were all inducted into the California League Hall of Fame prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South All-Star Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) gives Nolan Lea, 8 from Hesperia, an autograph prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Austin Warren (Inland Empire 66ers) signs an autograph for a fan prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Little Leaguers chase down balls in the outfield during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Connor Wong (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) walks to the plate for his turn during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Baseball fans scramble for baseballs during the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (center, with the Lancaster Jethawks) looks on as Charly Quezada, right, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, is congratulated by South coach Michael Wertz (right) after he and Golden won the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Casey Golden (Lancaster Jethawks) and Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrate together after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Jeter Downs (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his at bat during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The South’s Devin Mann (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) takes his at bat during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)A young baseball fan gets a better view of the the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Kyle Bradish (Inland Empire 66ers) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Kyle Bradish (Inland Empire 66ers) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)The North’s Mark Karaviotis (Visalia Rawhide) heads towards the plate in the second inning to score on Jameson Hannah’s triple to give the North a 3-0 lead over the South during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)A pair of fans play an on field game in between innings during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South pitcher Ryan Rolison (Lancaster Jethawks) brings a pitch to the plate during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)South third baseman Devin Mann (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) throws out a runner during the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)North players head to the bench in between innings of the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 41Charly Quezada, 12 from Newmark Little League in San Bernardino, celebrates with friends and family after winning the Home Run Derby prior to the California League All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino Tuesday evening June 18, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)ExpandSAN BERNARDINO — Four years ago, Cody Bellinger was a California League All-Star, and he participated in the home run contest before the Cal League-Carolina League All-Star Game in Rancho Cucamonga.He didn’t win, which seems hard to believe now. Harder still: He was only the 20th-ranked prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system at the time, according to Baseball America, and that publication’s scouting report noted that some scouts figured he’d develop home run power, but others thought he might hit “10 to 15” home runs as a big leaguer, at best.We know better now. If scouting is an inexact science, so is player development.So when another Dodgers prospect, catcher Connor Wong, participated in the home run derby on Tuesday night at San Manuel Stadium and didn’t win, winding up with three homers in his only round, I made sure to point the similarity out to him. Lake Elsinore’s MacKenzie Gore, who threw a bullpen session Tuesday night but did not pitch in the game for the South, was the Padres’ No. 2 prospect going into the season – and is now presumably No. 1 with Fernando Tatis Jr. in San Diego – and was No. 3 in the magazine’s recently revised Top 100 Prospects list.In other words, barring injury, if there’s anything close to a sure thing among those players, Gore (5-1, 1.21, 0.69 WHIP) is it.Wong is the Dodgers’ No. 16 prospect, though his path to the big leagues is currently blocked by Austin Barnes on the big club, Will Smith at Triple-A and Keibert Ruiz, the organization’s No. 1 prospect, at Double-A. Jeter Downs, the shortstop acquired in last winter’s Yasiel Puig trade, is No. 13.None of the host Inland Empire 66ers’ All-Stars – pitchers Kyle Bradish and Oliver Ortega and outfielder Torii Hunter Jr., who did not play, were listed among the Angels’ top 30 prospects. Likewise, Quakes pitchers Max Gamboa, Wills Montgomerie, Logan Salow and Edwin Uceta, third baseman Devin Mann and outfielder Donovan Casey didn’t make the Dodgers’ top 30.But taking a look at minor leaguers and trying to predict stardom is sort of akin to that blindfolded swing at the piñata. Even scouts don’t always get it right, and they’re paid to make those judgments.Consider: From that 2015 Cal League-Carolina League game, 10 players out of the 42 who played in it were in the big leagues at last look. Bellinger, of course, but also pitchers Ryan McMahon (Rockies), Zack Godley (Diamondbacks), Paul Fry (Orioles), Tyler Beede (Giants) and Nick Pivetta (Phillies), catchers Kyle Farmer (Reds, also part of the Puig trade) and Omar Narvaez (Mariners) and infielders Jack Mayfield (Astros) and Johan Camargo (Braves). Twelve others have had one or several cups of coffee in the big leagues.And the crazy thing about that game, a 9-2 California victory? Bellinger was 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Quakes teammate Brandon Trinkwon was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two RBIs and was named the game’s MVP.Two years later, the Dodgers released Trinkwon, and he’s now out of baseball.Visalia’s Mark Karaviotis was Tuesday night’s MVP after going 3 for 5 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. For his sake, let’s hope his path is [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter “That was my first one (home run contest) ever, and it was definitely really intense and stressful,” he said. “I thought I was getting some of those balls and they just weren’t going.“So if any pitchers are listening, go ahead, more fastballs, because obviously, I got no power.”With answers like that, may Connor Wong get to a big league clubhouse as soon as humanly possible.He’s a 23-year-old who was drafted out of the University of Houston in the third round in 2017, another of the Dodgers’ infielders who have been converted to catchers. He was in the top 10 in the Cal League in home runs last year with 19 and has slugged 12 in 52 games so far this year, so opposing pitchers will still focus more on what he does than what he says.Of the 56 players on the two rosters for Tuesday night’s 7-1 victory by the North, 16 were ranked in their organizations’ top 30 prospects by Baseball America as the season began. That, of course, is a tough room, since it encompasses a team’s entire farm system, and by the time the season comes around some of the top guys on the list are in the big leagues.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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