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
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
Great American Smoke Out
Harlem Department of Education Health Fair
Hospital for Joint Diseases
Hurricane Sandy Acupuncture and Massage Relief
International Massage Week
Jewish Home & Hospital
Latino Commission on AIDA
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
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)
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.