Nursing Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Outreach
Fourth Street Clinic
Fourth Street Clinic helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high quality health care and support services. For many homeless Utahns, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance at a diagnosis and on-going treatment. By increasing homeless Utahns access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings. For more information go to Fourth Street Clinic.
The Hope Clinic will recognize, educate, and medically treat patients who are without resources as well as link those who qualify to established programs to meet their needs. By providing preventive care and routine health maintenance patients will not require to seek costly emergent healthcare or hospitalization. For more information go to Hope Clinic.
The Polizzi Foundation, more commonly known as the Polizzi Clinic, provides quality outpatient psychiatric care to children, adolescents, and adults in Utah, primarily serving the Wasatch Front. The clinic is the only resource for full outpatient psychiatric care at no cost for any low-income, uninsured Utahn struggling with serious mental illness. Services are designed to establish patients quickly, stabilize symptoms within six to eight visits, and then transition the patient to primary care for maintenance at an affordable health clinic. For more information go to Polizzi Clinic.
Maliheh Free Clinic
Quality health care is a vital necessity for every child and adult. The Maliheh Free Clinic seeks to improve the quality of life in the Greater Salt Lake Area by providing free medical services for uninsured individuals and low income families. Because medical insurance and medical care is very expensive, many Utahns lack insurance coverage and do not receive the medical care they need.
The Maliheh Free Clinic endeavors, within its capacity, to serve the medical care needs of low-income individuals in our community who have no other options. No charges are assessed for services provided by the Maliheh Clinic. Maliheh Free Clinic serves the uninsured and underinsured in our community. If sick individuals are unable to work, their income is affected, making them unable to support their families. Often times they will push through an illness until their symptoms are so profound they require expensive emergency room treatment and occasionally these untreated problems become life threatening.
Many may feel compelled to attend work or school while suffering from infectious disease which spreads their illness throughout the community. By providing quality healthcare, the Maliheh Free Clinic reverses the cycle of poverty and suffering created by poor health. For more information go to Maliheh Free Clinic.
Jewish Family Services (mostly used by gerontology and CEL)
Jewish Family Service is a nonprofit social service organization that supports people of all faiths as they navigate through life's challenges - illness, aging, financial uncertainty, mental health concerns, family problems, or personal issues. We strengthen individuals, families, and communities through counseling, care management, and community education. With offices in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, Jewish Family Service is one of the only agencies along the Wasatch Front offering these services to those in need on a sliding fee scale.
Whether offering affordable mental health counseling to individuals and families, resources and comfort to older adults and their caregivers, or being that safety net for those in distress via emergency financial assistance and food pantry, JFS's highly qualified professional staff strive to provide the best programs and services for all, regardless of denomination or ability to pay. For more information go to Jewish Family Services.
National Tongan American Society
The primary mission of NTAS is to create and maintain health education programs, health management and resource in an effort to decrease health disparities. Its services are available to all Pacific Islanders, their families, and their friends. In addition, it seeks to encourage the Tongan ofa faka-kāinga” (extended-family love and care) that crosses ethnicity, national origins, gender, and religious boundaries. It conducts classes for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs, assists with citizenship issues and Medicaid enrollment. Currently, it is conducting a cancer program that focuses on women with a goal to increase screening for breast cancer and cervical cancer. For more information go to National Tongan American Society or National Tonga American Society.
Navajo Area Indian Services
The Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS) is responsible for the delivery of health services to American Indians in portions of the States of AZ, NM, Utah (a region known as the 4 corners Area of the US.) NAIHS is primarily responsible for healthcare to members of The Navajo Nation and Southern Band of San Juan Paiutes, but care to other Native Americans (Zuni, Hopi) is also provided.
The Navajo Nation is the largest Indian tribe in the United States and has the largest reservation, which encompasses more than 25,000 square miles in Northeast Arizona, Northwest New Mexico, Southern Utah and Colorado, with three satellite locations in central New Mexico. Comprehensive health care is provided by NAIHS through inpatient, outpatient contract, and community health programs centered around 6 hospitals, 7 health centers, and 15 health stations. Six hospitals range in size from 32 beds in Crownpoint, New Mexico, to 99 beds at the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico. Health Centers operate full-time clinics, some of which provide emergency services. Smaller communities have health stations that operate only part-time.
A major portion of the NAIHS health care delivery system is sponsored by the Navajo Tribe itself, which operates the Navajo Division of Health (NDOH) in Window Rock, Arizona. The NDOH created in 1977, has the mission of ensuring that quality and culturally acceptable health care is available and accessible to Native Americans through coordination, regulation, and where necessary, direct service delivery. The Navajo Nation provides a variety of health-related services in the areas of nutrition, aging, substance abuse, community health representative (e.g., outreach), and emergency medical services (e.g., ambulance). The NAIHS is one of 12 IHS regional administrative units of the Indian Health Service, an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service Department of Human Health Services. For more information go to Navajo Area Indian Services.
Uintah & Ouray Indian Health Services
The convergence of modern culture upon the old often produces new health and social problems. Our public health nursing, social services, mental health, nutrition education, substance abuse, health education and environmental health programs are designed to meet the needs of the people. For more information go to Uintah & Ouray Indian Health Services.