The ferment on the campuses has not left health science students untouched. They, too, are concerned about their instruction and the content of their courses which seem unrelated to today's health care issues. Their solution is the Student Health Organization which has sprung up, almost overnight, on the major medical school campuses. Students from health disciplines—nursing? medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, and social work—with the advice and assistance of professional and community leaders, have carried out numerous community projects: student conceived and student operated. They have obtained funds through grants from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare to such community organizations as Head Start, The Neighborhood Youth Corps, and neighborhood health centers. The author participated in the California project last summer.
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