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FCM Outreach Programs

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 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.
  • The UA RISE Health and Wellness Center promotes expanded knowledge, skills, health and wellness through a 9-week program for people with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. Participants continue to receive community and peer support after completion.
  • 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.
  • The Workforce Development Program, Certified Recovery Support Specialist Institute trains individuals with serious mental health and/or substance use concerns, to provide support services to their peers in achieving their stated goals of employment. In addition, other benefits include gaining knowledge, skills, inspired attitudes, employment, professional growth, and enhancing their own recovery and quality of life.

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