The Sharewood Project is a free health education program that provides limited health care services. Sharewood is led by volunteer medical students and physicians affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance, with help from other health professional students and translators from Tufts University.
Students educate clients about healthy lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and the importance of medical wellness. Under the supervision of physicians and other healthcare providers, students also provide such services as school physicals, oral cancer screenings, confidential STD/HIV testing, and blood pressure screenings. A major focus of the Sharewood Project is its case management services, which connect clients with primary care physicians, MassHealth, and other social services that they may need.
All services are open to everyone, including the uninsured, and no appointment is necessary.
Media and Press
- We Are Sharewood: The inside story of one of the country's first free, student-run medical treatment centers as told to Elizabeth Gehrman in Tufts Magazine, Summer 2017
- Lending a healing hand: Local medical students run free health clinic in Malden by Lauren Clifford in the Malden Observer, May 27, 2010
- Sharewood Project Brings Healthcare to Low-Income Communities by Robert Sondak in Spare Change, May 2, 2014
- Press release: September 2015 – Sharewood Project background information
- Press release: April 2010 (Boston) – Think Globally, Treat Patients Locally - Tufts students provide free health care services in Greater Boston
- The Sharewood Project: Giving Healthcare, Providing Practice: a documentary video about the Sharewood Project produced by Tufts undergraduate students Kristen Collins, Alyssa Skiba, Jessica Bal, and Kelsey Bell