The Department of Family and Community Medicine reaches out to communities in a variety of ways.


Providing 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.

Mobile Health Program

Empowering 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.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC)

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.

UA RISE Health and Wellness Center, home of Camp Wellness

Promoting 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.

Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Serving as a resource for people in the areas of education, research and service relative to the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Tucson Family Advocacy Program (TFAP)

Multidisciplinary partnership of healthcare providers and lawyers working together to improve the health and well being of low-income patients and their families.

Workforce Development Program, Certified Recovery Support Specialist Institute

Training 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.

American Indian Youth Wellness Initiative, Home of American Indian Youth Wellness Camp

The program invites American Indian youth from tribes across Arizona to a one week intensive residential camp held at Whispering Pines, near Prescott, Arizona. At camp, kids learn healthy eating habits and ways to make exercise fun, consistent, and habitual.