Community Health

FIT Community Health Worker with a client, photo credit: Transitions Clinic Network

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. Community Health at UNC Family Medicine can be divided into four different areas. Read below about all the ways we try to care for our communities.

Community Health News

Learn about Our Community Health Efforts

Clinical Care

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.

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Professional and Student Education

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.

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Leadership and Innovation

We are also seeking to lead through innovation, by shaping both policy and practice.  Our work both in our own practice, as well as collaboratively in the healthcare community, is setting an example for academic clinics every where.

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Health Education

In 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.

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