Lee Greenwood - Urban Health Fellow

Student Reflection, 7/25/14

"Today we did CPR training from 10am to 1pm, for those three hours we learned how to resuscitate someone who has gone into cardiac arrest and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver. It was very insightful and a great investment to everyone who learned. I think one day when I’m older I can save someone’s life. I don’t see myself reviving someone at this age but it’s no telling what the future has in store. I would be most nervous about saving an infant because they’re so fragile and delicate and have to be treated with care."

- Lee Greenwood

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, in a 2009 report stated, the death rate for African Americans was higher than Whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide. 

In response to the health crises impacting communities of color, SJLI with funding from The California Wellness Foundation has developed a five-week, hands-on internship and training fellowship. A Fellow wrote the preceding journal entry during his Urban Health Fellowship training.

Photos from the Fellowship program can be found in the SJLI gallery.

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