Community Impact

Three family medicine residents and one faculty sit behind a table, smiling and posing at the Minnesota State Fair in the Ask the Doctor booth.

Family medicine is more than caring for patients within clinic walls—it's caring for patients within the context of their communities.

We are actively engaged in caring for underserved communities at home and abroad.

Community health goals

  • Educate physicians to identify health care needs, remove barriers to care, and promote the health of the communities they serve
  • Model excellent health care in clinical and community settings
  • Promote primary care research that translates into clinical and community practice
  • Recognize communities of special needs and foster mechanisms to provide them with care

Community health outreach