In collaboration with the Lieutenant Governor’s office, and Saint Francis representatives, PHC secured funding from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware to support a partnership with Saint Francis Healthcare mobile health van. The van enables faculty, staff and students to
support improvements in health outcomes in Wilmington’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, through Community Health Services Outreach.

The van is also devoted to community Health and Wellness Outreach (HWO). On HWO days the van visits sites identified in collaboration with the Lieutenant Governor Challenge, a public health initiative to address community health needs, promote healthy living choices and wellness. Site activities include physical and behavioral health screenings and education.

Christine Sowinski joined the PHC team in the fall of 2019 as PHC’s Mobile Health Coordinator and  worked with partners to have the first cohort of students on the mobile health unit in February 2020 at the start of the spring semester. An official kick-off was held in Wilmington in March.  The van traveled to community centers, schools, senior centers, churches and other sites across the greater Wilmington area for several weeks as part of a monthly schedule.

The Saint Clare Medical Outreach Van, in partnership with UD’s Partnership for Healthy Communities, Trinity Health, Highmark and St. Francis, treats patients in the parking lot of Shiloh Baptist Church in Wilmington.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Starting July 15th, 2020, the Mobile Health van will be going back out into the community again on a reduced schedule after suspending operations since mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please check back frequently as times and locations may vary.  The current schedule through 8/26/20 is as follows:

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