News

University of Arizona RISE Health & Wellness Center Celebrates 50th ‘Camp Wellness’
September 12, 2018

Camp Wellness is an award-winning educational program, housed in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, for individuals with serious mental illnesses, general mental health conditions and substance use disorders.


New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine
September 10, 2018

Family medicine physicians Nicole Person-Rennell and Sanjay Dronavalli will provide a wide array of primary care services for patients of all ages across Tucson.


UA Mobile Health Program Begins Providing Free Health Care Services at Amity Foundation’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village
August 6, 2018

A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.


UA’s Anne Ryan, JD, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, Awarded Legal Aid Attorney of the Year
July 23, 2018

Ryan received this prestigious award for her commitment to provide free legal services to underserved and low-income individuals. She also teaches family medicine health-care providers about legal issues that impact health and how they can become more effective advocates for their patients.


FCM Faculty in the News (Dr. Cadey Harrel): 'Drug ads: Companies may be selling you on a product you don’t need'
July 21, 2018

You’ve no doubt seen the ads on TV, the internet, or in magazines: a drug that claims to be effective in controlling or curing a medical condition, with images of happy patients who have benefited from it. Those sunny claims are, due to regulatory requirements, always followed by a long list of side-effects that drug has caused in some users, up to, and including, death.


Leader in Disabilities Education Jared Schultz, PhD, Joins UA College of Education and UA Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
July 17, 2018

Dr. Schultz will teach graduate counseling courses in the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program in the UA College of Education. As the research director for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, he will conduct research on current programs, as well as develop new research and programming initiatives.


FCM's Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Participate in 2nd Annual Tucson Palooza
May 31, 2018

The second annual Tucson Palooza event took place on May 19, during National Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme at this year’s Tucson Palooza asked what mental health means for everyone


Jennifer Schultz De La Rosa, PhD, Accepted into Greater Tucson Leadership Class of 2019
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Schultz De La Rosa, PhD, Associate Director of the Program Evaluation and Policy Research Group at FCM, and lead evaluator for FCM’s Workforce Development Program, who has been accepted into the Greater Tucson Leadership Class (GTL) of 2019. Class activities will begin in August.


Celina Sanchez is First Project SEARCH Intern to Receive ‘Be Bold, Be Kind, Be Awesome’ Award
May 30, 2018

Sanchez was given the award for exceptional performance with Project SEARCH at Banner – University Medical Center.


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians
May 2, 2018

A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.


Dr. Bernstein Promoted to Clinical Professor
November 17, 2017

Andrew Bernstein, PhD (Clinical Director of the FCM RISE Health and Wellness Center) has been promoted to full Clinical Professor within Family & Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. His tireless work on behalf of the department and the Recovery thru Integration, Support and Empowerment (RISE) Health & Wellness Center (home of Camp Wellness) has been tremendously appreciated.


Anne Ryan Invited to Working Summit on Advance Care Planning
November 17, 2017

Anne Ryan, JD (FCM Assistant Professor and Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program) was recently invited by the project team for Advancing Legal and Medical Collaboration in Advance Care Planning to a small working summit on Advance Care Planning in Washington, D.C. in March.


Certificate of Excellence

Camp Wellness Staff In National Webinar
July 19, 2017

We are proud to announce that three Camp Wellness staff members recently presented in a nation-wide webinar about the value of peer support during the re-entry process! Way to go Michele, Dan and Cheryl!


Two Family Medicine Residency Options for Medical School Graduates
June 5, 2017

The Department of Family and Community Medicine has been providing excellence in resident training for more than 40 years. We are proud to introduce you to three of our third-year residents who are completing their residency programs.


Volunteering With Head Start: Helping to Keep Kids Healthy
June 2, 2017

Faculty and students with the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, and Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing, collaborate to provide the physical exams necessary to enroll in Head Start and Early Head Start.


2017 Tucson Palooza Is A Success!
May 25, 2017

Mayor Rothschild joined us to read a Mental Health Awareness proclamation and participate in a ribbon-cutting to kick off the day's activities.


UA Mobile Health Program Receives $80,831 from Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
April 7, 2017

The University of Arizona Mobile Health Program has provided low-cost and no-cost care to underserved families and individuals since 1976. Its focus is on preventive care and primary care.


Camp Wellness Receives National Recognition for its Work with Adults with Serious Mental Illness
March 22, 2017

Camp Wellness, a ground-breaking program that helps adults with serious mental illness develop healthy lifestyles, is one of just three behavioral health programs in the nation selected for the 2016 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness award given by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Forty Years of Health Care on Wheels. Happy Anniversary, Mobile Health Program!
March 21, 2017

In October 1976, what was then the UA Rural Health Office launched the Mobile Health Program with Augusto Ortiz, MD, a UA family physician, as medical director. Dr. Ortiz and his wife, Martha Ortiz, who managed clinic details, drove their RV – donated by a Tucson missionary and outfitted with two small exam rooms – to such tiny communities as the Yaqui Pueblo and Picture Rocks northwest of Tucson; Continental and Amado, south of Green Valley; and later into Cochise County.


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