Community Engagement is…a powerful vehicle for bringing about environmental and behavioral changes that will improve the health of the community and its members. It often involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practices (CDC, 1997).

The Community Outreach Committee of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine exists to

  • make connections with community partners,
  • support health education efforts, and
  • promote rigorous science research with local and global community impacts.

The committee achieves this goal by providing opportunities for community partners to interact with department researchers, developing mechanisms for health education, and highlighting research with immediate community impact.

Partnership News

University of Utah Division of Public Health Partners with UDOH to Trace COVID-19 Contacts
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May 28, 2020

University of Utah Division of Public Health Partners with UDOH to Trace COVID-19 Contacts

The Division of Public Health at the University of Utah announced that they are partnering with the Utah Department of Health to train and field 100 or more workers as contact tracers. These workers will join the State’s effort to conduct contact tracing of those who test positive for COVID-19 and active monitoring of individuals who may have had contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.... Read More

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