Clínica Martín-Baró: Community Healing Through Patient-Centered Care

  • Maribel Juárez San Francisco State University
  • Maria Guadalupe Contreras San Francisco State University
  • Edward Elizarraras Brain and Spinal Injury Center, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jessica A Paz San Francisco State University
  • Edgar Castellanos San Francisco State University
  • Felix Salvador Kury San Francisco State University
  • Manuel Tapia Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Abstract

Clínica Martín-Baró (CMB), a student-run clinic, has served the medically uninsured and undocumented Latinx population in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007. Through partnership between San Francisco State University (SFSU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, CMB provides high quality patient care in a non-hierarchical structure striving for equitable access to social services, health care, and social equity. Here, we highlight unique aspects of our patient centered model that address the social determinants of health affecting our patient population. It is our hope to grant the services we provide, as well as the model in which we function, visibility in the arena of scholarly work around immigrant health.

Keywords: Student-run clinic, Liberation psychology, Mental health, Latinx, Health Disparities

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Juárez, M., Contreras, M., Elizarraras, E., Paz, J., Castellanos, E., Kury, F., & Tapia, M. (2018). Clínica Martín-Baró: Community Healing Through Patient-Centered Care. Free Clinic Research Collective, 4. Retrieved from http://www.themspress.org/journal/index.php/freeclinic/article/view/364
Section
Brief Communication