Juntos Por La Salud "Together for Health"
The UA Primary Prevention Mobile Health Unit, provides free preventive health screening assessments (i.e, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Hemoglobin A1c, etc.) for individuals who normally would not seek medical attention, referrals to Federally Qualified Health Centers (i.e, Wesley Community & Health Center, Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health, etc), health education and pharmacy benefit saving program resources. Furthermore, the Mobile Health Unit provides additional services such as; HIV/Hep-C screening, Skin Cancer screening and flu vaccination through our affiliated healthcare partners (i.e., Native Health, Mayo Clinic, Walgreens Pharmacy, etc.) when available.
The College of Public health strongly believes through public health outreach/interventions within the community and advocacy of health policies at the legislative level, only then can health equality be achieved. However, change begins with passionate students who want to make an impact in the community today for a healthier future tomorrow.
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The Mobile Health Unit focuses on screening for – and prevention of – chronic health diseases, which jeopardize the health and wellbeing of individuals, such as the following:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug abuse
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Mental health
- And More...
Eduardo Gonzalez, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research
Project Coordinator, Primary Prevention Mobile Unit-Phoenix
Sheila Soto, MPH
Project Coordinator, Primary Prevention Mobile Unit-Tucson