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

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has awarded $80,831 to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Mobile Health Program, which serves uninsured families and individuals in Pima County.

The D-backs “Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award” will fund the purchase of two ultrasound machines, as well as new computers and telemedicine equipment that will enhance the Mobile Health Program’s mission of providing excellent prenatal care to pregnant women, thereby giving babies a healthy start in life.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced the award at its annual “Evening on the Diamond” event in Scottsdale March 29.

“We are very grateful to the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation for this generous grant, which will help our Mobile Health Program provide the best possible care to underserved pregnant women and their children and families in and around our community,” said Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, head of the UA College of Medicine –Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, which oversees the Mobile Health Program.

“For many individuals and families, the Mobile Health Program is the only place where they can get the health care they need,” said Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MPH, Mobile Health Program medical director and UA associate professor of family and community medicine.

The Mobile Health Program operates in partnership with Banner Health.

Since 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has awarded more than $50 million to Arizona non-profits.

About the UA College of Medicine – Tucson

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is celebrating 50 years of innovation and advancing health and wellness through state-of-the-art medical education programs, groundbreaking research, and advancements in patient care in Arizona and across the United States. Founded in 1967, the College ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care and is leading the way in academic medicine through its partnership with Banner – University Medicine, a new division of one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country. For more information, please visit medicine.arizona.edu

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn

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04/07/2017 - 6:39am
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