The Department of Family and Community Medicine reaches out to communities in a variety of ways.
- The ArtWorks program provides adults with disabilities with an opportunity to develop their artistic potential while at the same time offering training, research opportunities, and field experiences to students and professionals interested in learning about the multiple uses of the visual arts for people with disabilities.
- The mission of the Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center (AZ AETC) is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide outstanding care to people living with HIV and AIDS.
- Health Literacy is the ability of patients to obtain, understand, and use medical information to benefit their health and to navigate through the health care system. This issue has received considerable attention in recent years, with reports on health literacy from the Institute of Medicine, the American Medical Association, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the Joint Commission, and the US Department of Education’s National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
- The purpose of the Indians into Medicine Program (INMED) is to help increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals serving Indian communities by encouraging students to enter the health professions and by helping remove the multiple barriers to their entrance into these careers.
- The mission of the Mobile Health Program is to empower underserved communities to develop sustainable systems that increase access to health promotion, disease prevention, and health care services. Its holistic approach is accomplished through direct interaction and partnership with the community by program staff, Community Health Workers, Interns, Pre-med, Medical Students and Family Medicine Residents.
- The Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) was established in 1983 by The University of Arizona Board of Regents and serves as a national resource for Native American communities and for persons working with Native American populations, especially those with chronic diseases or disabilities.
- Recovery thru Integration, Support and Empowerment (RISE) promotes expanded opportunities for people with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders by employing a collaborative approach to advocacy, service, education and research.
- The Sonoran University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (Sonoran UCEDD) is based on the vision of a community benefiting from the full participation of all members, with recognition of the strengths brought by diversity in abilities, culture, age, interests and life-experience.
- The Tucson Family Advocacy Program (TFAP) is a multidisciplinary partnership of healthcare providers and lawyers working together to improve the health and well being of low-income patients and their families.