Community Health and Engagement
Mission: Our mission is to practice family medicine as more than caring for patients within clinic walls—it's caring for patients within the context of their communities. We are actively engaged in caring for communities at home and abroad that are underserved with limited access to health care.
Community Health Goals
- Educate clinicians, staff, and learners to identify healthcare needs, remove social and structural barriers to care, and promote the health of the communities they serve
- Model excellent health care in clinical and community settings
- Promote primary care research that translates into clinical and community practice
- Recognize communities of special needs and foster mechanisms to provide them with care
Community Engagement Mission and Vision
Equip the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health with the infrastructure that supports our faculty, residents, and clinics to work closely with community members and organizations to identify important health topics, connect resources for better health, and advance health equity.
Bring together Department of Family Medicine and Community Health faculty, staff, learners, community members, and resources where we address the social determinants of health and racism to eliminate barriers to care and make measurable improvement in the health of our patients and communities.