To build culturally competent individuals who will one day help end healthcare disparities as future healthcare professionals and community leaders.
How CCM at SDSU was Founded
Historically, Latinos(as) and other minority groups have carried a disproportionate share of society's problems. Even today, in one of the most technologically advanced societies, we continue to suffer in all areas including inadequate access to health care. Minorities have a higher rate of almost every disease and miss more days of work due to illness and disability than all other groups. Furthermore, Latinos(as) compose 27% of the U.S population and yet only about 5% are physicians. Besides having to compete for limited health services, Latinos(as) suffer the added burden of coping with monolingual, monocultural health professionals who are ambivalent to their patient's language and cultural needs. To change this insufficiency we must produce health care professionals committed to serving these communities.
The Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine(CCM) chapter at SDSU began in the winter of 2014 by several students who shared a passion and vision for one day providing better healthcare to underserved communities and one day ending health disparities. In the Spring Semester of 2015, CCM chapter at SDSU was established and has since continued to strive in developing culturally competent and passionate leaders who will one day be able to provide better care to underserved communities.
Our goals as an undergraduate prehealth organization are as follows
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