Program Consultations and Technical Training

Consultations involve either virtual discussions or an in-person visit from experienced leaders within the Street Medicine Institute community. Each consultation is tailored to suit the needs of individual programs or organizations. Consultations from SMI may be built into a program’s existing grant budgets as technical support/technical training.

Many consultations will include the following:

  • Determine values and philosophy
  • Planning phase: Review of structural violence, exclusion, social justice, community building, resilience, social theory and conceptual frameworks for street medicine
  • Administration and funding 
  • Meet with local stakeholders
  • Provide one-on-one troubleshooting and practical education
  • Development of program basics: staff and volunteer training, medical protocols, safety and compliance, etc.
  • Be available to conduct a lecture or presentation to sponsoring organizations or institutions
  • Accompany local organization on street outreach (SMI Consultant will not be providing care) 
  • Conduct a community asset survey
  • Follow-up email and phone consulting
  • Resource materials including, but not limited to, the street operations manual and needs assessment tool
  • A written post-visit evaluation of assets and development

If you are interested in learning more about a consultation for your program, please reach out to [email protected].