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Julie Kiefer

Associate Director, Science Communications, University of Utah Health
Email: julie.kiefer@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-1293

Dec 20, 2019 9:00 AM

The South Main Clinic at University of Utah Health was awarded funding from Cambia Health to support innovative whole-person care strategies focused on eliminating disparities. A grant award of $100,000 will support the addition of a “Care Collaborator” to South Main Clinic’s team, with the goal to link new patients to medical care and other services.

South Main Clinic has provided family care for underserved populations for nearly 25 years. Last year, the Clinic served over 5,580 patients (17,300 visits) who speak over 39 different languages. Through multi- disciplinary care teams and partnerships, South Main provides access to critical pediatric, prenatal, primary, and dental care. Wrap-around services from government and community partners complement the clinic’s direct clinical care, offering families a supportive, convenient, and unique care experience.

The clinic’s many community partners include the Division of Workforce Services, Salt Lake County Library, Division of Child & Family Services, Utah Department of Health, Reach Out and Read, Bell Helmets, Utah Legal Services, Utah State University Center for People with Disabilities, Family Voices, Utah Parent Center, Utah Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Salt Lake County Health Department, and Holy Cross Ministries.

The new Care Collaboration model will enhance these efforts by connecting patients to all of the services that South Main and its partners have to offer, addressing the key determinants of health: physical, spiritual, behavioral, emotional, social, and financial.

Cambia Health Foundation is committed to partnering with visionary organizations to foster a person-focused, accessible, and economically sustainable health care system that empowers everyone to achieve optimum health. 

“Health care transformation is possible as people receive a more personalized experience that addresses not only their health care needs, but also the social influences that impact their overall health and well-being,” said Peggy Maguire, President of Cambia Health Foundation. “Cambia Health Foundation is excited to support innovative strategies that eliminate disparities and create whole person integrated care models that help people get what they need to lead their best and healthiest lives.”

In total, Cambia Health announced 14 new investments in organizations who share the Foundation’s desire to eliminate disparities by focusing on the whole person: their physical, emotional, social, financial, and behavioral health.  For more information about the grantees and whole person care please visit the Cambia Health Foundation website.

 

 

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