Who We Are

Our People:

Connect2Health owes its success to the energy and commitment of our student volunteers, known as Health Mentors. Our Health Mentors are generally students headed toward careers in medicine, nursing, public health, social work, or other related fields. Our volunteers are compassionate, innovative, and dedicated to meeting the needs of each patient with whom they interact.
 
We accept volunteers from all colleges and departments. Connect2Health abides by the University of Utah non-discrimination policy. Connect2Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or protected veteran’s status, in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities.  Additionally, Connect2Health endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations and to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities.  
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Our Leadership:

Connect2Health is overseen by a Board of Directors and by a Faculty Director. The program is managed by a full time Director who is a current student or recent graduate.  Each of our clinic sites is led by a Student Volunteer Site Leader.
Connect2Health is housed in the College of Health at the University of Utah.
 
Our Board of Directors include: 
Jim Agutter, Associate Professor
Dr. Michael Magill, Hicken Professor & Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Dr. Robin Marcus, Chief Wellness Officer for Health Sciences
Dr. David Perrin, Dean, College of Health
Dr. Syliva Torti, Dean, Honors College
 
Our Academic Faculty Director: Dr. Anne Thackeray 
 
Our Staff Director: Danielle Holliday
 
Our Associate Director: Karissa Wang
 
Our AmeriCorps Director: BaoMinh Le 
 
Our Graduate Assistant: Matthew Ellsworth

Our Partners:

Connect2Health is housed within the University of Utah’s College of Health. The program is supported by the University of Utah Honors College, University of Utah Health Care, AmeriCorps and the Utah Campus Compact, the Castle Foundation, the LDS Church Foundation, the Herbert I. and Elsa B. Michael Foundation, and Imagine Perfect Care.

Our Volunteer Sites:

Connect2Health has grown rapidly since work began with the 4th Street Clinic, serving the homeless population of Salt Lake in 2012. In January 2014 an exciting partnership with University Health Care began. 

4th Street Clinic since August 2012

University of Utah Hospital, Acute Internal Medicine and Surgical Specialty Transplant Units since June 2014

University of Utah Hospital, Women and Children Unit since January 2015

University of Utah Hospital, Pediatric, OBGYN, and Maternal/Fetal Diagnostic Clinics since March 2016

University of Utah Health Plans since June 2016

University of Utah Pediatric Specialty clinics since September 2016

University of Utah SUPeRAD Clinic since August 2017

University of Utah Wellness Bus since July 2018