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Doctors Without Walls – Santa Barbara Street Medicine strives to inform the public about its work and advocate for our patient population. We welcomes press inquiries. This section includes recent press releases, blog posts, and what’s in the news.

For any questions, please email Maria Long, Executive Director. For immediate assistance, please call 805.452.5466.


Santa Barbara Street Medicine on “Community Matters

Host: Ed Girun and Maria Long
Monday, April 24th, 2017, “Community Matters” Radio Show

Host Ed Giron on KZSB 1290 AM “Community Matters” talks about street medicine and the work we do in Santa Barbara with Directors Dr. Jason Prystowsky and Maria Long. Also critical care nurse DWW volunteer Kyle Fletcher talks about volunteer work in Santa Barbara and in Mosul, Iraq. Listen to the entire broadcast below. (45 min)

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Glow In The Park 2016 Coming September 10, 2016!

Host: Jim Sirianni and Maria Long
Monday, September 5th, 2016, “In the Public Interest” Radio Show KTMS

Jim Sirianni and Maria Long give you a preview of an exciting evening to coming up at Glow in the Park Fundraiser. Listen to the entire broadcast below. (25 min)

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Santa Barbara Street Medicine on “Community Matters

Host: Ed Girun and Maria Long
Monday, June 27th, 2016, “Community Matters” Radio Show

Several of our DWW volunteers went on KZSB 1290 AM “Community Matters” to talk about street medicine and the work we do in Santa Barbara. Directors Dr. Jason Prystowsky and Maria Long introduce new interns Matt Sumethesorn, Pierre Kobierski and Brad Mora, who share their inspiration with us. Listen to the entire broadcast below. (45 min)

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Glow In The Park Event Helps Santa Barbara Medical Program

By: KEYT
Monday, September 21st, 2015, KEYT News

Check out a slideshow, prepared by KEYT, of several pictures from Doctors Without Walls’ annual Glow in the Park fundraiser.


Editor’s Pick: Glow in the Park

By: Leslie Dinaberg
Sunday, September 13th, 2015, Santa Barbara Seasons

Leslie Dinaberg, Editor of Santa Barbara Seasons, selects Doctors Without Walls’ Glow in the Park fundraiser as a standout event of the year.

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Street-Smart Medicine – Two Experts Talk to UCSB Students

By: Lyz Hoffman
Thursday, February 19th, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent

Inspirational leaders in the world of underserved medicine, Dr. James Withers and Dr. Jim O’Connell, lecture at Doctors Without Walls’ UCSB Underserved Medicine Seminar .

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In From the Cold – The Way Back Machine

By: Nick Welsh
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014, Santa Barbara Independent

Nick Welsh discusses the Milpas Action Task Force, which was reactivated to resolve issues associated with Casa Esperanza, local homeless center. Among this new outreach effort is Luke Barrett, Doctors Without Walls volunteer.[Read More]


Warming Centers Offer Shelter from the Storm

By: Lyz Hoffman
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, Santa Barbara Independent

In anticipation of the rain, warming centers offer dry, warm beds to Santa Barbara’s homeless community. Doctors Without Walls prepares to offer free medical care at what is likely to be the most populated center.[Read More]


Local Heroes 2014 – Jason Prystowsky: Doctor Without Ego

By: Indy Staff
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014, Santa Barbara Independent

The Santa Barbara Independent honors Jason Prystowski, Medical Director of Doctors Without Walls, as one of 2014’s local heroes.[Read More]


Santa Barbara’s Doctors Without Walls Turns Tech

By: Morris Aguilar
Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Daily Nexus

Morris Aguilar of UCSB’s Daily Nexus discusses the development and implementation of Doctors Without Walls’ new, cloud-based emergency medical record created by volunteer, Cole Denkensohn.[Read More]


A Night of “Street-Medicine” with Santa Barbara Non-Profit Doctors without Walls

By: Jim Murray, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Reporter
Friday, August 15th, 2014, KEYT

Jim Murray, reporter for KEYT, spends an evening with Doctors Without Walls at a weekly clinic to raise awareness of the issues being tackled by the organization.

[Watch it here]


Rwandan Genocide Survivor Gives Voice to Others in Sharing Personal Story of Courage

By: Melissa Walker, Noozhawk iSociety Columnist
Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, Noozhawk

Melissa Walker from Noozhawk reports on Doctors Without Walls hosting Rwandan genocide survivor Paul Rusesabagina and shares his story of courage.
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The People’s MD: Doctors Without Walls Takes Healthcare to the Streets

By: Kathleen Reddington
Monday, March 10th, 2014, Mission and State

Check out this month’s issue of Mission and State featuring an article about DWW-SBSM, our amazing volunteers, and Medical Director Jason Prystowsky
[Read More]


Santa Barbara Street Medicine on KZSB-AM 1290’s “Community Matters”

Host: Ed Girun & Maria Long
Monday, December 16th, 2013, “Community Matters” Radio Show

Along with chief medical director Jason Prystowsky, Doctors Without Walls volunteer leaders Paul G, Nicole G, and Christina S went on KZSV AM 1290 “Community Matters,” for the third time. Topics included street medicine, warming shelters, the Women’s Free Homeless Clinic, Companion Care, and more!  Listen to the entire broadcast below. (46 min)

 


TV Spot for DWW-SBSM

Monday, December 17th, 2012, Santa Barbara News-Press

Dr. Jason Prystowsky shot a short TV Spot about DWW-SBSM for Santa Barbara News-Press[Watch it here.]


Santa Barbara Street Medicine on “Community Matters

Host: Ed Girun
Monday, December 17th, 2012, “Community Matters” Radio Show

Several of our DWW volunteers went on KZSB 1290 AM “Community Matters” for the second time to talk about street medicine and the work we do in Santa Barbara.  Listen to the entire broadcast below. (43 min)

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Santa Barbara Street Medicine Cares for the Vulnerable

By Catherine Lafuente
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, The Santa Barbara Independent

Journalists from The Santa Barbara Independent visited our clinics to report on the work we do every week.[Read More]


Santa Barbara Street Medicine on “Community Matters” 

Monday, January 16th, 2012, “Community Matters” Radio Show

Several of our DWW volunteers went on KSB 1290 AM “Community Matters” to talk about the work we do in Santa Barbara.  Listen to the entire broadcast below. (45 min)

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Providing Free Health Care for Those in Need

By Amanda Garcia and Katana Dumont
Sunday, October 16th, 2011, The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line (TBL) reporters visited one of our clinics to do a report on out efforts in the street.[Read more and see the Video]


Sansum Clinic Journal

The Sansum Clinic featured DWW in the Fall 2011 issue of their Good Health Juournal. The article spotlights several of the Sansum Clinic Employees that also volunteer their time with DWW.[View The Journal (PDF)]


Dr. Doohan was featured on local public television’s “Non-Profit Spotlight”, in an in-depth interview on her guiding role in “Santa Barbara Street Medicine”.[Download the interview audio (mp4).]


New Clinic Caters to Homeless Women
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 – The Women’s Free Shelter Clinic Aims to Comfort Clients

No matter how small or picturesque the town is, the dangers of homelessness are multiplied for women. Unsheltered homeless women are both product and prey, desperate for protection but forced to give themselves away to get it. A homeless woman in a shelter is better off, but still not exactly safe.[Read More]


Ready for Next  Time Volunteer Corps Trained While Disaster Unfolded
By Isabelle T. Walker
Thursday, November 20, 2008, Santa Barbara Independent

In an eerie twist of fate, a cadre of elite emergency medicine physicians and government officials arrived at El Capitan Ranch on Thursday evening just as the Tea Fire was revving up. They were here to train Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), the all-volunteer corps of citizens including doctors, nurses, paramedics, veterinarians, communication specialists, and helicopter pilots intended to bolster existing medical services overwhelmed in a major …[Read More]


Healing the Forgotten
Medical team brings healthcare fo the streets of Santa Barbara
By Isabelle T. Walker
Thursday, December 20, 2007, Santa Barbara Independent

By the Moreton Bay Fig Tree, across from the flood control tunnels that run under the 101 and a million miles from the Santa Barbara of the Conference and Visitors Bureau, a band of volunteer doctors and social workers search for sick homeless people. I followed this Doctors Without Walls (DWW) street medicine team on their Wednesday night rounds a few times this fall, watched them bandage up skin infections and measure the blood pressure of people no one wants to deal with. When it was not sad, it was a peculiarly exciting experience … [Read More]


Doctors Redefine The ‘House’ Call
Family Practice News
By Mary Ellen Schneider
September 15 , 2007, New York Bureau

Around the country, in places like Pittsburgh, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Morgantown, W.Va., physicians are becoming familiar sights onthe streets after dark…[Read More]


The Kindness of Strangers in Isla Vista
Dr. Mimi Doohan Treats the Homeless Where They Live
By Isabelle T. Walker
Thursday, March 1, 2007, Santa Barbara Independent

It is Monday night in Isla Vista and St. Athanasius Orthodox Church is serving up its weekly dinner for the homeless. A dozen or so bedraggled-looking souls wander onto the tidy, concrete patio for what will likely be their first and only square meal of the … [Read More]