20 hr Community Medic Training–Registration Open

This June 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Rosehip Medic Collective is offering a 20-hour Community Medic Training, a kind of advanced first aid course for those that want to be resources within communities that may feel unable or unsafe accessing “mainstream” primary and emergency healthcare services.

This training aims to be holistic, focusing on prevention, responding to emergencies, and aftercare–as well as on ways to navigate the complextiy and sometimes danger of healthcare services.  Participants leave with useful tools whether they want basic first aid knowledge to help their kids and neighbors or plan on being a medic at an action camp.  The curriculum uses a primarily allopathic/western biomedical tradition of healthcare, but visits on other traditions (herbs, acupuncture, breathing,..), which may be for many more accessible or effective.

The schedule is intensive, with one evening session and two long days that include hands-on practices and realistic scenarios.  We strive to make our trainings accessible, safe and supportive for all people and will work with you beforehand to answer questions and best meet your needs.

This is not a street medic training, although the core curriculum will be the same and those seeking a street medic training will have the opportunity for a brief training covering pepper spray and other protest specific considerations at a later time (but soon!).

Our curriculum includes:

  • the why’s, what’s, how’s and ethics of community medicking
  • patient assessment, prevention, basic first aid skills and life-saving techniques
  • when and how to access Emergency Medical Services
  • emotional first aid, peer mental health support,  and advocacy
  • packing your first aid kit
  • and much more!

The training will take place in Portland on transit and bike routes on the following dates:

  • Friday, June 2nd, 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 9am-6:30pm
  • Sunday, June 4th, 9am-6:30pm

We ask a sliding scale donation ( $20-$100) from all participants to cover our costs. If this represents a barrier to your participation, we may ask an alternate commitment to hold your place.

If you are interested in attending this training, please e-mail us (rosehipmedics@gmail.com) to begin the registration process or request more information.


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MAYDAY and other Events



The Rosehip Medic Collective is sorry to announce that we must cancel the Safe and Healthy in the Streets for April 29th and will be looking to reschedule it as soon as possible in the month of May.

We hope to see anyone that was planning to attend this event at the People’s Climate March gathering at Dawson Park at noon.

For more info on the People’s Climate March please check out http://www.opalpdx.org/2017/04/april-29th-portland-peoples-climate-movement-update/

We will also be out and about on Mayday (May 1st!), as well as helping to staff a first aid table starting at noon at Shemanski Park, come say hi to us there!

For more info on Mayday please check out https://www.facebook.com/maydaypdx/

Keep an eye on our website at www.rosehipmedics.org and shoot us an email at rosehipmedics@gmail.com for updates and if you have any questions.


Remember to bring a buddy, water, and layers for the fun this next week. Check out this flier or find a marked medic to learn more about staying prepared


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