Official Health & Wellness Sponsor of Sundance Film Festival 2022
University of Utah Health is proud to announce the sixth year of its partnership with Sundance Film Festival as the festival's Official Health & Wellness Sponsor.
In this second virtual year of the festival, U of U Health offers a series of digital initiatives under the Festival Wellness Hub umbrella. This gives Sundance Film Festival team members, volunteers, partners, and attendees alike help to minimize stress and maximize health during the Festival.
New Narratives in Health: Meet Me Where I am
The film (which you can stream below) follows Adolphus Nickleberry (pictured above, right, with Kay McMahon, PA-C) on his journey at U of U 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."
Following the premiere of Meet Me Where I Am, 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 population health helped Adolphus regain his health.
The panel, which you can stream below, 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 shares highlights from the panel in a Good Notes blog published after the event.