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Camp Wellness Receives National Recognition for its Work with Adults with Serious Mental Illness
March 22, 2017

Camp Wellness, a ground-breaking program that helps adults with serious mental illness develop healthy lifestyles, is one of just three behavioral health programs in the nation selected for the 2016 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness award given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Forty Years of Health Care on Wheels. Happy Anniversary, Mobile Health Program!
March 21, 2017

In October 1976, what was then the UA Rural Health Office launched the Mobile Health Program with Augusto Ortiz, MD, a UA family physician, as medical director. Dr. Ortiz and his wife, Martha Ortiz, who managed clinic details, drove their RV – donated by a Tucson missionary and outfitted with two small exam rooms – to such tiny communities as the Yaqui Pueblo and Picture Rocks northwest of Tucson; Continental and Amado, south of Green Valley; and later into Cochise County.


UA Receives Merck Foundation Funds to Promote Patient-Centered Cancer Care for Latinos, Underserved
February 10, 2017

Collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and many community partners, including El Rio Community Health Center and the Arizona Community Health Worker Outreach Network.


No Ifs, Ands, or ‘Butts:’ UA’s Dr. Judith Gordon Developing New Program to Boost Smokers’ Efforts to Quit Tobacco
December 5, 2016

Dr. Gordon has received a $700,000 NIH grant to create and evaluate a guided imagery program delivered over a telephone quitline and designed to appeal to men and racial and ethnic minorities, who are less likely to use a quitline for help in quitting smoking.


Camp Wellness Wins!
October 5, 2016

Camp Wellness was recently recognized on Tucson.com for our recent SAMHSA award.


Camp Wellness In the Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 29, 2016

We are honored to be recognized by our very own alma mater!


UA ‘Camp Wellness’ Receives 2016 Recognition of Excellence Award from U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
September 12, 2016

Camp Wellness, a health and wellness program for adults with serious mental illnesses, is one of just three programs in the nation to receive the SAMHSA award this year.


Delivering Health-Care Services to People ‘Where They Need Them’
August 16, 2016

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson programs that bring health care to rural, underserved communities in Arizona are reaching major milestones this year.


UA Physician and UA Med Student Embark on ‘Bike Listening Tour’ to Learn What Rural America Thinks about the Affordable Care Act
April 20, 2016

On Friday, April 22, Dr. Paul Gordon will start bicycling across the country, stopping daily in small towns to learn what people think of “Obamacare.”


Navajo Nation and UA Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix to Sign Agreement Establishing Scholarship Fund for Navajo Medical Students
March 8, 2016

Officials with the Navajo Nation Department of Diné Education and the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix will sign a six-year agreement establishing the Navajo Nation Future Physicians’ Scholarship Fund to encourage more Navajo students to pursue careers as physicians.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Building Gender Equity for Women in Academic Medicine
March 8, 2016

Fifteen years after the results of the groundbreaking GRACE Project were released to the media by a group of women faculty at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, 25 percent of the College’s departments are headed by women and progress continues in creating an environment that enables success for all.


Banner - University Medicine Whole Health Clinic Now Open An Integrative Approach to Behavioral Health Care
February 11, 2016

Tucsonans requiring treatment for mental illness can now receive both behavioral health care and primary health care at the Whole Health Clinic, an innovative Banner – University Medicine facility at 535 N. Wilmot Road.


Stereotypes about Native Americans and Alcohol Debunked by UA Study
February 8, 2016

Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups.


UA Nurse Practitioner Provides Health Care to Underserved Patients in Clinic on Wheels
November 19, 2015

Each year, approximately 2,400 people in Southern Arizona receive health-care services through the unique, interprofessional UA Mobile Health Program.


Open House to Celebrate, Rededicate ‘Camp Wellness’
August 11, 2015

Nationally recognized program of the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine helps adults with serious mental illness develop healthy lifestyle choices.


Banner University Medical Centers in Phoenix and Tucson named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking
July 21, 2015

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Looks to Increase Faculty Diversity From Within
May 26, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration-funded program seeks to increase the engagement, retention and promotion of faculty members from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.


Dr. Myra Muramoto Named Head of UA Department of Family and Community Medicine
April 15, 2015

Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a nationally regarded scholar and educator, has been appointed head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, effective March 30.


UA Researchers Release ‘See Me Smoke-Free,’ First Mobile App Designed to Help Women Quit Smoking, Eat Well and Get Moving
April 6, 2015

Participants needed for a follow-up study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, to evaluate app.


Federal Chemical Controls Have Shrunk U.S. Cocaine Supply According to UA-Led Research
March 9, 2015

Following a December 2006 federal restriction on a chemical critical to the production of cocaine, the United States experienced a 35 percent decrease in cocaine purity, a 32 percent decrease in cocaine seized and a 100 percent increase in cocaine price – all indicators of a major downward shift in cocaine supply.


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