Weekly Address from Mary Faria: Week 12

AOMA weekly updates (week of 7/6/20)


1. AOMA’s desire to combat racism

· AOMA’s President’s Cabinet is scheduled to meet with an adjunct professor who teaches a course in race and health disparities. Our hope is to offer this course at AOMA in the Fall. In conjunction we would offer workshops for our faculty.

· A meeting is scheduled this week with a not-for-profit committed to health diversity, equity and inclusion, and making Complementary and Integrative Health interventions accessible for all, they do a great deal of research. The goal is to determine how AOMA can collaborate regarding the groups research. Potentially a great opportunity for AOMA students.


2. Plans and issues related to COVID-19 crisis including clinic and campus re-openings

· Final plans for Summer 20 term student clinics are still in progress but the academic leaders working on this spent much time last Thursday trying to finalize creative ways to offer a combination of on-sight and virtual clinics. Your patience is very much appreciated as we continue work as fast as possible to get the Clinic schedule finalized for the Summer term.


3. Key operational issues or updates

· Installation of Security cameras for both AOMA locations will begin this month.

· Soon new policies will be published regarding safety procedures for Phase I of the re-opening. Several of us have been spending much time developing safety plans. Measures like required screenings, masking, limiting access to common use areas will be in place to maximize safety and mitigate any potential spread of COVID19. Everyone’s cooperation will be necessary to keep us all safe.


Take care, stay safe and stay healthy (mind, body and spirit).

With Love and Peace,

Mary