Prevention on the streets — Step Inside the Family Van

Alumni Joanne Suarez, MBE 20' discusses the importance of the Family Van's practice; meeting people in the community and providing free culturally sensitive health education, screenings and referrals.

Few things are as frustrating as walking out of a doctor’s office with more questions than you had before the visit. This is the reality for many of The Family Van’s clients, whose doctors often don’t look like them, understand their background, or speak their first language. These clients often leave their appointments confused and come to the Van for care in a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.

The Family Van is a mobile health clinic that has been providing preventative health care in Boston’s underserved neighborhoods for 28 years. We meet people where they are and improve the health of our communities through free health education, screenings and referrals.

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