Family Medicine Serving Local Communities
Over the past few weeks UAFP members have been involved in service projects in an effort to connect with their local communities!
Hygiene Kit and Food Drive for Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo, UT
The holidays are a perfect time for us to recognize what things we are thankful for and how we can give back as a community. The Family Medicine Interest Group at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine decided to give back to a local cause by donating to the Community Action Services and Food Bank in Provo Utah. “We recognize that there are people who are in need and we want to make sure that as future medical providers and members of the community, we can help meet that need,” says Emmanuel Oyalabu, President of the Family Interest Group. Through donations, we were able to collect food items and assemble personal hygiene kits from students, faculty, and staff. “We are glad that we were able to make someone smile just a little bit more this holiday season.”
Meal Service at the Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center
Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center provides emergency shelter to 200 women experiencing homelessness in and around Salt Lake City every night. Beyond providing safe emergency shelter, this facility provides essential basic needs such as meals, clothing, hygiene items, a place for women to wash clothes and shower, as well as being a welcoming environment for service animals. UAFP members provided meal service for breakfast and lunch earlier in December for women housed at the center.
Supporting Utah Food Bank
As a part of our “Food, Funds, or Run” initiative to benefit Utah Food Bank, family physicians donated to Utah Food Bank or participated in this year’s Human Race on Thanksgiving Day. Remember, it’s not too late to give that year-end donation in to the Utah Food Bank!
If you have an idea for a service project for family doctors, residents, students and their families, contact us and let us know!