Besides education and research, our mission includes service. We participate in the following programs and clinics.
The annual Community Assistance and Resource Event (C.A.R.E.) Fair is a community service event sponsored by the Junior League of Salt Lake City. This non-profit organization provides the funding, volunteer support, and organization to implement this very large health fair. The fair targets the medically underserved citizens of Salt Lake County who lack access to most health care services. Family medicine residents and attendings provide services at the fair annually.
Fourth Street Clinic helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality health care and support services. For many homeless Utahns, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance for a diagnosis and on-going treatment. By increasing access to homeless Utahns' primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings. Family medicine residents spend time working at Fourth Street Clinic as part of their community & preventive medicine rotation but also have the option to spend elective time there.
The Division of Family Medicine supports the mission of the Maliheh Free Clinic by providing physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students the opportunity/experience to provide medical services for no cost to uninsured individuals and low-income families. Required rotations ensure this service to the community is offered throughout the year. By working with the Maliheh Clinic, patients who otherwise would go untreated because of a lack of insurance or financial ability receive care, which may also prevent the spread of illness. The Maliheh Free Clinic is named in honor of Maliheh Abdollahi “Modar joon”. The memory of her kind and charitable spirit lives on as the Maliheh Free Clinic stands as a tribute to her. Family medicine physicians, residents, and students are honored to associate with this caring community clinic.
People’s Health Clinic started in 1999 as the dream of local medical providers and community members who realized the enormous need for low-cost health services in the Park City area. Their first clinic was held in 2000. People’s Health Clinic started in a medical van when a group of doctors, medical technicians, and translators volunteered their time to travel throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties offering evening clinics. The response was tremendous. With growing need, the clinic sought and found rented spaces to expand its services over the years as they looked for a permanent home. Family medicine residents will spend one day a week at People’s Health Clinic during their community & preventive medicine rotation.
Each year The International Rescue Committee organizes a fun, interactive health fair that connects the refugee community with available community health resources as a means to become self-sufficient in caring for their health. We are proud to participate in this event each year by promoting early childhood literacy through distribution of Reach out and Read books and encouraging physical activity in children with jump ropes, hula hoops, Frisbee's, etc.