IMAGINE (Interprofessional Medical and Allied Groups for Improving Neighbourhood Environments) is an interprofessional, student-run community health initiative aimed at promoting and providing health care to the core neighborhoods of downtown Toronto.
In addition to outreach activities with IMAGINE's community partners and health promotion workshops with clients, IMAGINE is also building an interprofessional community-based clinic program that will meld the collective knowledge and abilities of health care students. With the guidance and encouragement of faculty and practising healthcare professionals, the team will develop a service program specific to the needs of the population it aims to serve.
Through IMAGINE's community assessment and research, we aspire to develop a program where students will not only apply their clinical knowledge, but also address the needs of our target population through patient education and appropriate healthcare service delivery. Moreover, IMAGINE aims to create a stable, long-term, and committed clinic that the partners and community will recognize as a source of assistance. As part of a student education program, students will in turn receive a hands-on health service education which will complement their studies.