Kaufusi's Keikis

A Provo Health Outreach Program

Noorda-COM is partnering with the Provo City School District, the Provo Open, and Mayor Michelle Kaufusi to develop a health outreach program with the long-term goal of changing the health trajectories of Provo’s next generation!

Once developed, this program (“Kaufusi’s Keikis”) will provide elementary-aged children in Provo with the opportunity to receive free, annual, opt-in health screenings*. When fully implemented, this health outreach program will benefit the children of Provo, but it can be especially beneficial for low-income and under-resourced communities.

Health screenings will be conducted by Noorda-COM student doctors and eventually expand to include other students from surrounding areas.

What assessments will be conducted?

While some Provo schools provide students with basic vision/hearing assessments and teeth varnishing, Kaufusi’s Keikis will provide more well-rounded screenings, including:

  • Vital signs
  • Cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal exams
  • HEENT (Head, ears, eyes, nose, oral, throat examinations)
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological tests
  • Vision tests

*Is it mandatory for my child to participate in these health screenings?

No—parents must provide consent for their child to participate in these health screenings.

How will Kaufusi’s Keikis be funded?

Kaufusi’s Keikis is made possible by donations of time and service, as well as private donations and sponsorship gifts, made to the Noorda-COM Foundation (an IRS-approved 501 (c)3 public charity). The Noorda-COM Foundation is also receiving annual support from the net proceeds from the Provo Advantage Pro-Ams and other donors, including Utah Valley Hospital. Click here to contribute to Kaufusi’s Keikis.

What will donations pay for?

While student doctors (and their faculty supervisors) will conduct the health screenings, we still need funds for:

  • Transportation: (Shuttles for student doctors)
  • Medical supplies: (Blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeters, thermometers, scales, stethoscopes, glucometer test strips, etc.)
  • Administrative supplies: (Folding tables and chairs, hand sanitizer, garbage cans, paper towels, general office supplies, bottled waters/juices, etc.)
  • Technology: (iPads for streamlined data entry, app/website development for communication purposes or follow-up care)
  • Staffing: (Partial FTE funding for translators, administrative coordinators, and so on)
  • Marketing materials: (Multi-language paperwork, promotional items for children, volunteer shirts)


Reach out to the Office of Institutional Advancement for more information:

Schyler Richardssmrichards@noordacom.org
Vice President for Institutional Advancement