Community Outreach

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Athletes
College outreach with athletes has included programs with the US Golf Open (treating caddies & golfers), Health and Racquet clubs, YMCAs, and Running organizations, among others, building students experience in treating the special needs of athlete populations.
Children
Pacific College Outreach provides services to under-served and special needs populations, giving students experience with seniors, children, and other groups of special interests.
Korean
Our campus outreach programs feature free treatments and public education with celebrations of Chinese New Year, Oriental Medicine Day, and events sponsored by student organizations like the Korean Student Association project pictured here.
Medical
Providing treatments for and educating physicians and other healthcare providers about the benefits of acupuncture, Oriental medicine, massage, and holistic nursing is an integral part of Pacific College outreach programs.
Public Education
The college participates in staff wellness and public education throughout the United States, with organizations including the New York Times, Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Actors, and the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
Supporters
College and alumni outreach benefits populations in need, first responders, and other supporters, including programs for 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, and California Wildfires. It also works with public schools, the Administration for Childrens Services and Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) coordinated by the U.S. Surgeon Generals office.

Providing information to the community on holistic health care is an essential part of our mission. In order to further the understanding of the profession of Oriental medicine and body therapy, Pacific College provides informative Open Houses, speakers to local organizations, and special events and workshops at the college.

At Pacific, we believe that maintaining a dialogue with other members of the health care community and the public at-large through these activities is key to the growth of our students and the profession. Community outreach allows Pacific students and alumni to participate in activities where they can directly experience the benefits of networking and charitable, community service.

How outreach benefits students & prepares them for success:

  • Students practice & build skills in talking to prospective patients about Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy.
  • Students gain experience speaking with other healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, hospital staff, chiropractors, etc.) about Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy.
  • Students build a network of healthcare professionals and community organizations with whom they can work with in the future.
  • Community members receive an introduction and education about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

 

The following is a list of some of the community outreach activities Pacific students and alumni have participated in. 

Ada S. McKinley Social Services Agency Health Fair

Advance Healthcare Jobfair

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs - NY State

American Indian Center

American Cancer Society - Relay for Life Health Fair

Beth Israel Hospital

Biodiversity Expo

Bonaventure House

Chicago's Gay Pride Festival

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Open House

City College of New York - Health Issues & Alternatives

Columbia College Student Services Day

Columbia Presbyterian Healthy Seniors Week

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Expo

Cornell Medical School

Fleet Feet 5 and 10Km run

The Fortune Society

Gay Pride

Great American Smoke Out

Green Festival

Harlem Department of Education Health Fair

Hospital for Joint Diseases

Hurricane Sandy Acupuncture and Massage Relief

Interchurch Center

International Massage Week

Jewish Home & Hospital

Latino Commission on AIDA

Maimonides Hospital

Malcolm X College Asian Health/Wellness Day

Marymount Manhattan College Student Stress Down Day

Michele Clark High School City-wide Health Fair

Mission Bay Hospital Lectures

Montefiore Hospital

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

North American Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day

NYU Medical School

Omega Institute Lectures

Opening Doors Family Health Center

ORR Campus of Small Schools College Career Day

Peggy Notebaert Nature Center

San Diego Drug Abuse Services Lectures

Screen Actors Guild Health Fair

Sharp Hospital Lectures

Summary of Community Outreach and Education - New York Campus

Tunnel to Towers

UCSD School of Medicine Lectures

US Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship

US Surgeon Generals Office & Disaster Medical Assistance Teams

VALGO (Venzuelan & Latin American Lesbian Gay Organization)

Veg Fest

Vision Navigators - Healthcare for children jobfair

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Voces Latinas - Women with HIV/AIDS

Weill Cornell Medical School

Wilbur Wright College Health Fair

Women's Resource and Wellness Fair

World Martial Arts

 

*If you know of an organization which would benefit from community education about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, let us know.  Our Outreach and Alumni services Departments can provide free sample acupuncture treatments for relaxation, speakers on a wide variety of topics, and staff information tables at health fairs, educational or fundraising events.

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