MEDiC and Center for Families Pediatric Clinic
Project Leaders: Madeline Duffy, MPH, Director, Office of Community Services Programs, School of Medicine and Public Health and Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health
Duration: Three years
The Center for Families is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive array of social and support services to underserved families on the north side of Madison. MEDiC, a School of Medicine and Public Health organization, provides healthcare to underserved members of the Madison community, while fostering interprofessional educational experiences for UW-Madison students in the Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs. MEDiC and the Center for Families will form a new partnership to better address the wellbeing of children through a poverty-sensitive, pediatric medical clinic. Rooted in evidence-based best practices, this clinic will provide an integrated psychosocial and medical approach to care, leveraging social service referrals within and between organizations and with external community partners.