Community Health

UNC Family Medicine is committed to working in partnership and service to individuals, community organizations and local, state and government agencies to address the health needs of the population. As one of the best Family Medicine departments in the nation, we aspire to a leadership role in improving the health of the communities we serve.



Clinical Care in the Community 

Family medicine strives to provide high quality, low cost care to patients where they work and live. Our providers and residents contribute to the community through outreach to vulnerable populations. This kind of service keeps our clinic connected to those who need care most. Read more about our clinical care programs here. 

Health Education, Outreach, and Service in the Community

YourHealth.pngIn order to keep our communities healthy, our faculty, staff, and community partners are constantly striving to educate and serve those who need care most. We know that good health relies on a number of societal and environmental factors-- that's why we are involved with, or have funded, programs to foster greater wellness. From running food drives within the department for PORCH, to offering patient self-management classes like "Living Healthy" for those with chronic illness, we making efforts to look out for our communities. Read more about our Health Education, Outreach, and Service programs here. 

FIRST students

Student and Professional Education in the Community 

UNC Family Medicine is a leader the field of primary care, offering a top-notch academic experience for residents, fellows, and young professionals. We strive to give back to the healthcare workforce by training future leaders in family medicine: our commitment to rural care, vulnerable populations, and evidence based practice is unrivaled.  From our fellowships to our medical student education, read more about our student and professional education here. 

 Leadership and Innovation in the Community 

NCNCWe are also seeking to lead through innovation, by shaping both policy and practice. Our faculty have partnered with organizations such as the Carolina HealthNet, which helps provide care for the uninsured, and the I3 population Health Collaborative, a network of 27 academic primary care programs dedicated to practice improvement. Our work both in our own practice, as well as collaboratively in the healthcare community, is setting an example for academic clinics every where. Read more about our efforts and partners in change