Kelly Ramella, EdD., LRT/CTRS
SHOW Director of Community Engaged Learning, ASU Clinical Associate Professor
Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Community Initiative, Arizona State University
Dr. Kelly Ramella is an Associate Clinical Professor with the School of Community Resources and Development in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. She serves as the coordinator of the therapeutic recreation program leading curriculum development and establishing university and community partnerships to cultivate innovative learning experiences. Through community-engaged scholarship, she prepares students with interprofessional competencies while developing inclusive and healthy communities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Interprofessional (IP) champions of SHOW, a student-run community initiative, created the Interprofessional Education & Community Health course (the first in a three course series) for early learners to begin IP practice through the design and delivery of team-based health promotion activities, in collaboration with vulnerable populations and community partners. Methods: Students teams, composed of undergraduates from various degree programs and academic levels, were divided into small teams and assigned to a community organization that serves vulnerable populations to create…
The Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) tri-university initiative was formed in 2013 as a student-led volunteer program to deliver interprofessional (IP), team-based care to community-based vulnerable populations. Since its inception, SHOW attracted graduate and undergraduate students - numbering over 200 per year - from over 10 academic disciplines. However, this magnitude of students overwhelmed the initiative's philanthropic supported operations, prompting needed change for sustainability. Under these pressures, SHOW turned to the Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional…