Terry Manor (4/4/2014)



What up CHIPsters!

Today we traveled out to Terry Manor, a HHF health site located right near campus. We had a great time getting to know the residents, and providing health screenings. It’s always great to see familiar faces. Thanks to Tiffany, Mindy, Jordan, Grant, Ryan, Neil, Jennifer, and Annie for coming out to this healthsite! If you haven’t checked out our Terry Manor healthsite, be on the lookout for it on the events page and sign up! Fight on!

Michael Ma

What’s Energy? with Hoover Street Elementary School

Hey guys!

Hoover has been going strong and sadly, we’ll be having one last event after this week’s event. I wanted to recap you on some of the lessons we had throughout the semester! Our first healthsite at Hoover was about energy. So the kids learned about energy packed foods and how energy enters and leaves the body. Our second lesson was all about the importance of sleeping and it was absolutely perfect cus the kids had a pajama day that day! Our upcoming lesson is about genetics and no worries, our new kids healthsite coordinator, Cody, did a marvelous job of making it easy and fun for the kids. If any of these events sounded interesting to you, keep your eyes peeled for the Hoover Healthsite in April!

One of our volunteers helping our kids with their activity!

One of our volunteers helping our kids with their activity!

chip social


Hey guys!

We had a great time playing Capture the Flag at our CHIP social the week before spring break! It was a beautiful sunny day and we played Capture the Flag on track….(my team dominated..just saying). It was a great way to get up and moving on such a nice day. We even played with a kid from the community who was jealous of how much fun we were having and wanted to join. So if you missed out this time…come out next time and get active while getting to know your fellow CHIP members J


-Jessica T.

Hoover Adult Health Site

Hey CHIPsters,

A few weeks ago, CHIP members headed down to Hoover Elementary School for the adult health site, located 10 minutes away from USC. We provided free blood pressure, blood glucose, and body mass index screenings. We were also joined by another organization that provided health insurance information. It was a great opportunity to work in such a welcoming environment where everyone was so patient and genuinely interested in health. Overall, the screenings went very smoothly and the event was successful.

Special thanks to Tri, Erin, Ryan, Dustin, Austin, and Natasha for helping out! For those of you who missed this event, keep an eye out for next month’s visit and sign up! I hope to see you there!

Have a great spring break!


Hoover Adult Health Site 2-26-14

Skid Row Women’s Day

Hello all!


A couple weeks ago, CHIP members had the opportunity to volunteer on Skid Row at a shelter called the Lamp Community. The  event, put on by USC’s The Roots Foundation, was called “Diva Day” and offered a day full of pampering for homeless women living on Skid Row, including free haircuts, manicures, clothing, and makeovers! CHIP members offered blood pressure screenings to all attendees, and we had a productive day with almost 50 women coming to us for check-ups. The Roots Foundation is hoping to have similar events in the near future, so keep a lookout in the next couple months if you would like to attend. Also, if you are interested in joining The Roots Foundation (in addition to volunteering with CHIP), just email rootsfound@gmail.com and ask for an application! I hope to see you at future events!




Calling all performers!


Villa Flores 01/23/14

Hola/안녕 CHIPsters!

This past Thursday a few of us went to visit the lovely residents of Villa Flores. We administered blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and were able to provide some great healthy eating tips/reminders for many of the diabetic residents! And as always it was very exciting to be able to exercise our Spanish and Korean skills! Special thanks to Cody K. and Priyanka M. for coming out to help!

Hope to see more of you at Villa Flores next month!

~Gretel De Santiago


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Welcome back!

Hey Chipsters!!

Hope everyone’s winter break was great and you are all ready to go for this semester! We will be starting off this year with healthsites and other opportunities to earn more points!

Make sure to check us out at the involvement fair this upcoming Wednesday! It will be on Trousdale between 11:00am-2:00pm.

Information Sessions will be held on the following days:
Thursday 1/16 6:00pm
Tuesday 1/21 7:00pm
Wednesday 1/22 6:00pm

Meet in the lobby of THH!

*Eboard applications will be discussed at the info sessions and will be emailed out after the Wednesday Session 1/22/2014. They will be due Saturday 1/25/2014 at 11:59pm. Interviews will be the week of 1/27/2014. New and returning members may apply for eboard positions.

A Little Help From Our Friends

Often times, people who start out as doctors or in the medical field find out that they also enjoy coordinating projects and managing different groups of people. Many doctors make the transition from the exam table to the board-room and many hospitals are glad to offer executive positions to former doctors. A good way to get connected to potential employers is with executive search firms, they are full of representatives that are eager to connect talented individuals with large corporations.

Many students who are looking to work in the health care industry travel abroad to study and work in different areas of the world. Many employers like to see a well-rounded experience and volunteer work in another country can help you achieve that goal. If you are looking to work or travel in Hong Kong, make sure you get your staying arrangements worked out well in advance, many travelers will tell you accommodation in Hong Kong.


Member’s Appreciated

To celebrate another semester of our member’s hard work, we held our Fall Semester Member’s Appreciation Dinner. 37 members reached active status this semester with several more members coming up short by a few points. Members gathered in VKC courtyard last Friday evening to enjoy a catered meal from Vistango’s Italian Restaurant. After dinner, members then got a special treat with an assortment of Lemonade cupcakes with flavors ranging from fruity to chocolatey. Thank you guys for all of your hard work and we’re looking forward to another fun-health-filled semester in the spring as we gear up for our Annual Health Fair. Good luck with finals and enjoy your break. You’ve earned it!


P.S. Special shout out to CHIP’s social chairs Jessica Thai and Tri Tran for planning this banquet for our members.



Michael Bell

EXPO Kid’s Coordinator CHIP Family Fall '13