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Tucson Family Advocacy Program - About Us

A Medical Legal Partnership for Health 

TFAP Mission  |  Our Team  |  Our Partners  |  MLP Network

TFAP Mission

TFAP’s mission is to improve the health of low income families in Arizona by providing coordinated legal, medical, social work and educational services in a health care setting.  

As part of this mission, TFAP is working to:

  • Improve the ability of low income families to access benefits and services necessary for health and well being
  • Increase health care provider awareness of non-medical problems impacting patient health; knowledge of legal and social resources to address these problems; and ability to identify and assist patients in need of these services
  • Increase collaborations between Arizona’s medical, legal and social service communities to improve health of low income families

Our Team

Anne M. Ryan, JD
Director, Tucson Family Advocacy Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical
UA Family & Community Medicine
520.694.1624
anneryan [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu
 
Jessie Pettit, MD
Medical Director, Tucson Family Advocacy Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical
UA Family & Community Medicine
520.694.1606
jmpettit [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu
 
Barbara Eckstein, MD, MPH
Medical Director, UPH Family Medicine Center
Assistant Professor, Clinical
UA Family & Community Medicine
520.694.1606

eckstein [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu 

Our Partners

TFAP’s work would not be possible without the help of other partners and volunteers including:

MLP Network

TFAP is part of the MLP Network, a voluntary affiliation of medical legal partnerships created by the National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships.  Medical legal partnerships in the Network share resources, help to cultivate best practices and engage in joint projects.  These partnerships provide services to vulnerable patients at over 180 hospitals and health centers nationwide. Information on the MLP Network and the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership is available at www.medical-legalpartnership.org/.

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