Community & Global Health
We depend on your support to help meet the healthcare needs of children in our community and to improve child health. Our clinics enable caregivers to provide much needed primary and preventative care to those in underserved neighborhoods.
South Main Clinic
Established in 1995, the South Main Clinic provides high quality, comprehensive, and cost-effective care to underserved families in our community. The South Main Clinic offers primary care services to women, men, and children during all stages of life. South Main also has an obstetrics/gynecology clinic, a dental clinic, and a Teen Mother & Child program to help promote health during pregnancy. For our multicultural population, translators are available at all times.
Safe and Healthy Families
The Center for Safe and Healthy Families (SHF) is a program through Primary Children’s Hospital that provides medical and mental health services to suspected victims of child abuse and neglect and their families. Their mission is to address child maltreatment through medical assessment, mental health treatment, education, and research. The therapy team at Safe and Healthy Families is trained in working with children who have suffered trauma such as physical or sexual abuse, as well as children with behavioral problems.
Global Rural & Underserved Child Health
The Global, Rural and Underserved Child Health (GRUCH) Program seeks to provide high-quality, sustainable pediatric care together with our local and international partners, train future leaders in global child health, pursue high-quality global health research, work towards best-practice implementation, and elucidate common principles in the care of children in resource-limited settings. The GRUCH Program has fostered sustainable, long term partnerships in Rwanda, Malawi, India, Nepal, and the Navajo Nation and facilitates engagement of University of Utah students, trainees, and faculty.
Over the last 50 years there has been an increase in childhood health problems, such as obesity, prematurity, asthma, and autism. The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) will look at how our genes act together with our surroundings to influence health, growth, and development. By participating, families can help to identify important causes of common health conditions affecting children and adults today, and also causes of some serious rare diseases. This knowledge will be used in the future to improve the lives of children.