Noorda-COM is partnering with Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, the City of Provo, and the Provo City School District 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, other students and pre-meds (from Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and Roseman University) will join us in this interprofessional, collaborative effort to help the children of Provo thrive.
But it doesn’t stop there! Kaufusi’s Keikis will also offer resources to guide parents through potential follow-up care situations. (Noorda-COM is conducting preliminary research among school employees and in other areas to understand parental needs for their child’s follow-up care.)