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    What is Family Medicine? Care from your first breath to your last, and all the ones in between.

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    Our mission: To advance the health of individuals and families from all backgrounds and cultures through innovation and leadership in education, research, community engagement and the delivery of exemplary primary care.

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    The UA Department of Family & Community Medicine offers two unique, separately-accredited Family Medicine Residency programs.

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Welcome! The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. We are known for outstanding clinical education to medical students, residents and fellows, ground-breaking research and innovative community engagement programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in our region and beyond.

Department News

Anne Ryan and Dr. Jessie Pettit discuss a case
Professor Combines Legal, Medical Backgrounds to Improve Health Care for Low-Income Patients

June 4, 2019

An 11-year-old boy with developmental delays is denied special services needed to address his disabilities. A 43-year-old man with severe health problems is denied disability benefits. A humanitarian refugee and her children lost their health insurance and don't know why. These real-life examples illustrate some of the complex legal issues related to people's health.

UA’s Mobile Health Program Expands Services

May 14, 2019

The UA Mobile Health Program has expanded its primary-care services in partnership with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Youth on Their Own (YOTO) and Primavera Foundation’s Casa Paloma. The mobile clinic provides full-service primary care to low-income residents in medically underserved communities throughout Pima County.

3rd Annual ‘Tucson Palooza’ Offers Fun, Music and Mental Health Resources, May 4

April 16, 2019

The community-wide, family-friendly event brings together resources from throughout Tucson and Pima County to deliver useful information about mental health in a fun, informal setting. The Tucson Palooza Steering Committee is led by Camp Wellness, an award-winning program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine.