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Mobile Health Initiative

university of minnesota interprofessional mobile health care team

OACA provides leadership of this health sciences-wide effort to provide urgently needed community care initiatives to reduce health disparities.

Community care driven by collaboration

Launched in June 2020 by the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs, the mobile health initiative unites U of M health professionals from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine with community partners to deliver a range of urgently needed services, including:

  • wellness screenings
  • physical exams
  • vaccinations
  • COVID testing + education
  • medication counseling
  • acute care referrals
  • MNSure referrals
  • dental education + fluoride varnishes
  • Telehealth, including mental health


The goal is to address health care disparities and resulting poor health outcomes occurring in communities that have inadequate access to care because of long-standing racial and social injustices. Additionally, University of Minnesota health science student volunteers can see firsthand the health impact of social disparities and racial injustice, and the importance of responding to these issues.

By providing services close to home for the communities that need them most—and by doing so in collaboration with trusted community partners— we will work to address some of the barriers to health care related to social, cultural, economic, and geographic challenges.

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