Funded by a large seed grant through the Shark Tank Open, Bridges Health is an emerging pedagogic model at Winona State University providing innovative clinical education and training to a wide variety of students to effectively prepare for entry into practice in today’s complex healthcare environment. This model collaborates with community organizations to form academic-community partnerships that serve students and the local community.
Academic faculty and students are mobilized into these community organizations in the form of Bridges Health, an inter-professional student-led, faculty-guided clinic. The clinic provides health services to marginalized, uninsured, and under-served groups in rural settings, who otherwise would not have access to such health care.
Learn more in the following video:
Faculty from Winona State University pitched their innovative idea for Bridges Health at the Shark Tank Open and received a large seed grant.
The 2021 Shark Tank Open also consists of 22 Innovation Expo presentations going on March 2 – April 7, 2021, and four Innovation Workshops happening on April 9, 2021.
Visit www.MinnState.edu/Shark to learn more and register!