Community Health Goals

  1. 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
  2. Model excellent health care in clinical and community settings
  3. Promote primary care research that translates into clinical and community practice
  4. Recognize communities of special needs and foster mechanisms to provide them with care
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Community Engagement

Equip the DFMCH with the infrastructure that supports faculty, staff, learners, and clinics to work closely with community members and organizations to identify important health topics, connect resources for better health, and advance health equity.

Eliminate barriers and make measurable improvement in the health and well-being of our patients and communities.

Advocacy at the Capital

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health supports and encourages the essential role family medicine physicians play as advocates for their patients, community, and profession. These skills are taught longitudinally throughout the residency experience and highlighted in the following educational programs.

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Community Partnerships
Community Orgs. Engaged in Courses
Patient Advisory Committees (PACs)