Community Medicine

Community MedicineCommunity responsive healthcare and service to the community are important parts of patient care and resident education at St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program. Our award winning community medicine program is thriving and successful. A full-time community nurse allows our program to continue to grow. As part of your residency education you will have the opportunity to participate in existing community medicine programs throughout your three years with us, as well as have the opportunity to use your skills and interests to create new programs.

Some of our Community medicine programs include:

• Routine home visits for complicated patients
• Teen maternity care program that includes classes, incentives, and the support of a healthcare team
• Weekly “Ask the Doctor” program at our elementary school program
• Collaborations with local churches for screening and educational talks
• Diabetic nutrition education
• Immunization projects
• Community Care for the Elderly
• Books are for Families Program
• Shop N’ Learn (an onsite grocery store experience)
• F.A.N. Club – school based program focused on healthy eating and exercise
• STD talks and health classes at local high schools
• “Book Buddy” program with kindergarteners
• Free Smoking Cessation monthly groups
• Eagle’s Nest program for senior citizens at nearby housing with information health chats