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Rural clinical partnerships expanding across the state

As part of its mission to expand medical education and health care access in communities across the state, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is wasting no time establishing a presence in cities and towns across Washington—particularly in rural areas.

Over the past two years, ESFCOM representatives have met with hospital and clinic staff in 37 of Washington’s 39 counties. As of the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, the college has secured 63 affiliation agreements with clinical partners across the state, with 24 of them being in rural communities.

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Camp Candoo brings summertime speech therapy

Summer camp often triggers images of campfires, jumping in the lake and cabin hijinks.

But summer camp with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences means something different—and something life-changing.

Camp Candoo counselor works with a child

It’s called Camp Candoo, a summer camp for children with apraxia, a severe speech disorder. Candoo campers attend for two weeks of intensive speech therapy instruction and games. The children come from across the United States and even from Canada.

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NEP students supply fresh food for students in need

The best and most nutritious food is often the freshest food. Yet, when it comes to food pantries, including the campus pantry that provides free food to WSU and EWU students in need of a nutritious meal, the options are typically canned and packaged goods.

WSU NEP students working in a garden

With a focus on supplying fresh, organically-grown food, students from the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science (NEP) developed a fresh food garden to supply the campus pantry.

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