OCP Programs

OCP partnerships have resulted in many student-led programs, listed below. Contact Office of the Dean, at 412 624-7838 to get involved!

Office of Community Partnerships Volunteer Corps

The OCP Volunteer Corp is open to all nursing students that want to gain experience in providing health care education, screenings, assessments, and nutritional counseling in a community setting.  Under the guidance and direction of a graduate student, they can participate in health fairs, food pantries, and other OCP partner events.  

Open Your Heart to a Senior

Open Your Heart to a Senior is a volunteer initiative of the United Way through which six local nonprofit agencies partner to recruit volunteers to help seniors stay living independently at home with a healthy connection to the community. SON students volunteer to support seniors maintain independent living at home with a healthy connection to the community by providing assistance with basic need.

Health Connections Center at the CHS Food Pantry

Located in South Oakland in the Community Human Services (CHS) Food Pantry, student interns provide direct client-centered services including health education, health screenings, resource connection, and follow-up to community members experiencing food insecurity.  In addition, interns organize and participate in special events aimed at community health promotion and disease prevention. Volunteers are always welcome during our service hours: Thursdays from 3-6 pm and Fridays from 11-2 pm. Please contact Office of the Dean at 412 624-7838 to sign up

Urban League of Pittsburgh, Health Education Office

Located downtown in the Urban League, graduate and undergraduate nursing student interns provide direct client-centered services including health education, health screenings, resource connection, and follow-up to African American and other traditionally underserved community members.  In addition, interns support monthly Lunch and Learn presentations, and quarterly health promotion events that focus on health education, resources, and research relevant to community members.

Follow this link for more information on our community partner.  http://ulpgh.org

YMCA Partnerships

Graduate and undergraduate nursing student interns lead community health outreach activities including monthly events, health fairs, and other related activities.  Current monthly activities are held in the Hazelwood and Homewood YMCAs and include designing and implementing health promotional activities for children and families during Family Fun Nights, and providing health education and health screenings to individuals experiencing food insecurity during mass food distribution days. Volunteers are always welcome for the following events. Please contact Office of the Dean at 412 624-7838 to sign up!

Homewood YMCA:

  • Health education during food distribution hours 11 a.m. -2 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month

Hazelwood YMCA:

  • Health education during food distribution hours 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the 3rd Thursdays of every month
  • Family Fun Nights 

Follow these links for more information on our YMCA community partners:

http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/hazelwood-ymca/
http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/homewood-brushton-ymca/