Family and Social Medicine


The Department of Family and Social Medicine’s mission is to promote the health of underserved communities, train future healthcare leaders, and advocate for social justice through collaborative primary care delivery, education, and research.

Our vision is to successfully advance social change, leading to healthy, empowered communities and transformed health care delivery that provides exemplary, equitable, and humanistic care for all.

We believe that:

  • health and health care are human rights
  • primary care is the foundation of effective health care
  • primary care must address the biological, psychological and social determinants of health
  • inclusive, mutually empowered relationships are essential to our work

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