Watch "Meet Me Where I Am"
"Meet Me Where I Am" follows Adolphus Nickleberry through his journey at University of Utah Health's Intensive Outpatient Clinic as he rewrites his story with help from compassionate providers. Overcoming the ripples of health disparities and racism that last generations while surviving the loss of his parents and a lifetime of substance abuse, Adolphus looks to the future, relishing time spent with his family. "That's the best love in the world," he says. "It's like a gift given back to me."
"Meet Me Where I Am" is produced by University of Utah Health and directed by award-winning filmmakers Ross Kauffman, André Robert Lee, and Robin Honan.
Meet the Filmmakers
Explore the Intensive Outpatient Clinic
Although narrow in its focus, the Intensive Outpatient Clinic is an example of population health in action. Our main objective is improving health and reducing costs through a "high-touch" model that empowers patients to take control of their own health. We apply population health methods to our care in order to keep patients healthier and out of the hospital - starting with those who utilize the system the most and can be treated more effectively with personalized attentions. The population health perspective allows us to consider health inequality and inequity and what responsibility we, as an academic medical institution, have when it comes to delivering health care to all - not just those who can afford and access it.
Watch the Panel Discussion
As part of Sundance Film Festival 2022, U of U Health convened a panel discussion with the filmmakers, Adolphus, and his care team to discuss how the IOC's innovative approach to community health care helped Adolphus regain his health.
The panel features moderator and executive producer Joe Borgenicht; filmmakers Ross Kauffman, André Robert Lee, and Robin Honan; IOC providers Stacey Bank, MD, medical director of the IOC, and Christina Cackler, LCSW, clinical social worker at IOC; Richard Ferguson, MD, MBA, chief medical officer at Health Choice Utah and founder of non-profit group Black Physicians of Utah; and Patricia Aguayo, MD, MPH, medical director at Huntsman Mental Health Institute's Neurobehavior HOME and Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinics.
Bank discusses the panel and the IOC's work in a Good Notes blog published after the event.