What is Street Medicine?
Street Medicine is the term used to define a collaboration of professionals who deliver health care and related services directly to people living and sleeping on the streets and in austere environments. The term street medicine was coined by pioneer Dr. Jim Withers, one of the leaders in the movement, and one of the inspirations behind the creation of Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
by Christopher Stathis Recently, Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW) received a grant from the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County, which has enabled it to treat a patient population it could [...]
by Pierre Kobierski It was February sixth, a rainy Monday morning in Isla Vista. I popped open my umbrella and walked to my car, excited to pick up Dr. Jim Withers at “Casa Jason” (the [...]
by Vivian Bui and Marina Najjar Dr. Vallee met with our team in Isla Vista Between harmonica practice with his blues band, surf sessions, urgent care shifts, and ski trips to the mountains, [...]