Juntos por la Salud Mobile Health Unit



Program Overview

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Phoenix Program, is partnering with the Mexico Section of the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission, to develop and implement a primary prevention mobile unit to provide access to health services and promote healthy lifestyle choices to vulnerable Latino populations in Maricopa County. Through the Mobile Health Unit, we aim to provide access to health services by targeting key priority issues such as nutrition, obesity, diabetes, reproductive health, child health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, addictions, domestic violence, and access to health services. The Mobile Health Unit will also launch preventative health campaigns and promote healthy lifestyle choices utilizing culturally and sensitively created materials, fliers, videos, and group presentations and workshops. This is an opportunity to work within an interprofessional team comprised of public health, nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy professionals as well as promotores de salud (community health workers).

Mission Statement

To develop and implement a primary prevention mobile unit to provide access to health services and promote healthy lifestyle choices to vulnerable Latino populations in Maricopa County.

Program Leadership


Cecilia  Rosales MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Cecilia Rosales, M.D., M.S., Assistant Dean, Phoenix Campus & Associate Professor, crosales@email.arizona.edu


Student Leader: Shanan Immel  srimmel@email.arizona.edu  MS1

Learning Objectives
  • Provide access to health services by targeting key priority issues such as nutrition, obesity, diabetes, reproductive health, child health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, addictions, domestic violence, and access to health services
  • Identify patients in need of referrals to local clinics, health institutions, or health specialists for further medical care and follow-up on a case-by-case basis.
  • Promote healthy lifestyle choices utilizing culturally and sensitively created materials, fliers, videos, and group presentations and workshops via the mobile unit.
  • Appreciate the complex medical and social issues faced by medically underserved communities in Maricopa County.