Glen Philips Fundraiser for SBDWW

Glen Philips Facebook Live concert raised $1,335 raised for Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1130116210689094 

July 2nd, 2020|

Street Medicine Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Street Medicine Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic  March 19, 2020  Copyright 2020 Board of Directors, Street Medicine Institute. All rights reserved.  We are erring on the side of communicating quickly, rather than perfectly. Please check back for updates and corrections as our knowledge of best practices evolves.  The Street Medicine Institute Board of Directors   Summary  [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Doctors Without Walls Was Built For This

Doctors Without Walls Was Built For This BY SAM WATERSTONE | June 29, 2020 Posted by the Santa Barbara Foundation  According to the 2020 Point in Time Count for Santa Barbara County, 613 people were experiencing chronic homelessness as of January 2020, a 45 percent surge from 2019. Since then, the economic fallout from the [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

Doctors Without Walls Alumni Spotlight 2020

EVMS Street Health: A Community Engaged Learning Initiative This video doc features one of our formal volunteer coordinators Andy Abayan, currently attending Eastern Virginia Medical School. Through the Community-Engaged Learning initiative called Street Health, EVMS students learn and serve people in need. Street Health launched during the 2018-19 school year, led by Andy Abayan, [...]

July 1st, 2020|

DWW supports Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Statement  June 23, 2020  To our Doctors Without Walls Family and our wonderful Santa Barbara Community:  We believe that the color of one’s skin should not impact an individual’s ability to lead a healthy and safe life. We stand against the structural inequities that disproportionately affect the Black, Latinx and other “person [...]

June 27th, 2020|

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Stathis

By Abby Lau Chris is originally from San Diego, but graduated in 2018 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Microbiology. He has been volunteering with DWW-SBSM since his sophomore year. However, his interest in medicine and working with the underserved population began in high school, during an urban photography project [...]

December 2nd, 2019|

Reflections on the International Street Medicine Symposium

By Sean Scheiner, Data Coordinator Attending this year’s International Street Medicine Symposium (ISMS) in Pittsburgh was a great experience. I got to know so many inspiring people from across the country that are involved in Street Medicine, and learn some useful, collaborative ideas to bring back to our Santa Barbara community. The most substantial workshop [...]

December 2nd, 2019|

Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Matis

By Chris Orozco If you have volunteered with Doctors Without Walls for any length of time, then there is only a small chance that you are unfamiliar with the friendly smile and warm welcome of our wonderful triage volunteer Lynn Matis. Lynn initially moved to Santa Barbara to finish her graduate degree in psychology and [...]

December 2nd, 2019|

Reflections on the International Street Medicine Symposium

By Jeanelle Posch, DWW Operations Director The 15th annual International Street Medicine Symposium was recently held October 20-23, 2019 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  Nearly 500 clinician, services providers, educators, researchers and students from 70 cities in 15 countries were in attendance.  I had the honor of attending as a representative for Doctors Without Walls to learn [...]

December 2nd, 2019|