September 12, 2018
Camp Wellness is an award-winning educational program, housed in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, for individuals with serious mental illnesses, general mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
September 10, 2018
Family medicine physicians Nicole Person-Rennell and Sanjay Dronavalli will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.
August 6, 2018
A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.
July 23, 2018
Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.
July 21, 2018
You’ve no doubt seen the ads on TV, the internet, or in magazines: a drug that claims to be effective in controlling or curing a medical condition, with images of happy patients who have benefited from it. Those sunny claims are, due to regulatory requirements, always followed by a long list of side-effects that drug has caused in some users, up to, and including, death.
July 17, 2018
Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.
May 31, 2018
The second annual Tucson Palooza event took place on May 19, during National Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme at this year’s Tucson Palooza asked what mental health means for everyone
May 31, 2018
Congratulations to Jennifer Schultz De La Rosa, PhD, Associate Director of the Program Evaluation and Policy Research Group at FCM, and lead evaluator for FCM’s Workforce Development Program, who has been accepted into the Greater Tucson Leadership Class (GTL) of 2019. Class activities will begin in August.
May 30, 2018
Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center; the program provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities quality unpaid internships for hands-on training and career development.
May 2, 2018
A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.
November 17, 2017
Andrew Bernstein, PhD (Clinical Director of the FCM RISE Health and Wellness Center) has been promoted to full Clinical Professor within Family & Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. His tireless work on behalf of the department and the Recovery thru Integration, Support and Empowerment (RISE) Health & Wellness Center (home of Camp Wellness) has been tremendously appreciated.
November 17, 2017
Anne Ryan, JD (FCM Assistant Professor and Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program) was recently invited by the project team for Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning to a small working summit on Advance Care Planning in Washington, D.C. in March.
July 19, 2017
We are proud to announce that three Camp Wellness staff members recently presented in a nation-wide webinar about the value of peer support during the re-entry process! Way to go Michele, Dan and Cheryl!
June 5, 2017
The Department of Family and Community Medicine has been providing excellence in resident training for more than 40 years. We are proud to introduce you to three of our third-year residents who are completing their residency programs.
June 2, 2017
Faculty and students with the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, and Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, collaborate to provide the physical exams necessary to enroll in Head Start and Early Head Start.
May 25, 2017
Mayor Rothschild joined us to read a Mental Health Awareness proclamation and participate in a ribbon-cutting to kick off the day's activities.
April 7, 2017
The University of Arizona Mobile Health Program has provided low-cost and no-cost care to underserved families and individuals since 1976. Its focus is on preventive care and primary care.
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)
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.