The Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center is a Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) program.
(1) Barrier-free 3D screening mammograms for uninsured/underserved women.
(2) Breast health navigation services to facilitate diagnostic services and treatment in the underserved neighborhoods of Miami-Dade County.
The Mobile Mammography Center exemplifies the FIU HWCOM commitment to expand health care access and improve health outcomes for uninsured/underserved populations in Miami-Dade County.
(1) Educates medical students to become competent, compassionate, and socially accountable physician members of the health care workforce.
(2) Provides health services for uninsured/underserved populations to improve health outcomes.
The Mobile Mammography Center is a service component of the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), the signature program through which FIU HWCOM fulfills its purpose.
The NeighborhoodHELP goals are to:
(1) Identify, address, and mitigate the impacts of the social determinants of health at the individual and household levels.
(2) Increase access to services.
(3) Improve health outcomes.
FIU physicians and medical students provide preventive, primary, behavioral, and dental health services through four NeighborhoodHELP mobile health centers, including the Mobile Mammography Center. From inception November 2014 through June 30, 2020, the Mobile Mammography Center performed 4,463 screening mammograms for 3,880 unique patients. Most women are 40 and African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino, uninsured/underserved, and low income.
Special placement information:
Accepting MSW 2nd-year/Advanced Standing (clinical) students. Full- and part-time positions available.
Video- and audio-taping permitted with approval from FIU HWCOM legal counsel.