Share the Health (www.ShareTheHealthWI.org), a free gynecology clinic that provides specialty care to uninsured women, sought advice a year ago from the Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic who helped them get their business up and running. We are proud to report their clinic celebrated its first year in operation with patient volume continuing to grow each month. They have obtained a large number of referrals and expanded their services provided to patients.
Share the Health has been established as an independent organization, supported by community members representing many local outreach groups, and coordinated by students. Involving students in all levels of clinic operations and patient care has increased medical student exposure to and interest in gynecology. As a result, Share the Health has provided much needed gynecologic services to improve the health status of the community today and cultivate future professionals of all disciplines to ensure these services remain available for years to come. It will also serve as a model that can be replicated across specialties and across the state and nation.