Kaufusi's Keikis

A Provo Health Outreach Program

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.)

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:

  • Dental
  • Blood pressure
  • Hearing (infection, wax buildup, and foreign object screenings)
  • Physical assessment (head, eyes, ears nose, neck, throat, chest, heart, skin extremities, spine/torso)
  • Basic neurological exam
  • Height/weight
  • Vision

*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?

We’re starting things off with a bang—the Provo Advantage Pro-Am Golf Tournament! All proceeds from this tournament will go to Kaufusi’s Keikis. Additionally, Noorda-COM will secure other donations for the program, and form volunteering partnerships with surrounding universities.

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

Jenna Knauppjeknaupp@noordacom.org
Communications Coordinator