UMN Mobile Health Initiative

UMN Mobile Health Initiative Seeking Volunteer Optometrists in 2024 – MHI Vision Screening

The University of Minnesota Mobile Health Initiative delivers services across MN to reduce health disparities. Our mobile vision screening program is looking to expand. Essential to this is the recruitment of volunteer optometrists and eyecare providers.


  • Timing: Weekday evenings or weekend mornings
  • Location: Urban and rural locations across MN
  • Workflow: 15-20 patients seen per event
  • Support: Med students, volunteers, and interpreters
  • Follow-up: Will vary depending on location.
  • Care coordination available for referrals.
  • PHI: All patient info is stored electronically (REDCap)
  • Equipment: Provided – to screen for refractive error and perform dilated eye exams
  • Eyeglasses: Prescriptions filled through “Changing Lives Through Lenses” program

2024 Dates:

Sat Jan 28 – 10AM-3:30PM CAPI USA, Brooklyn Centre

Sat Feb 18 – 10AM-3:30PM POPLI, North Minneapolis

Sat Mar 18 – 8AM-2PM Health-on-the-go, Brooklyn Park


Sat May 18 – 12PM-5PM Abubakar As Saddique Health Fair, Mpls

Tue Jun 18 – 2:30PM-7:30PM Migrant Health Fair, Elgin

Wed Jul 24 – 2:30PM-7:30PM Migrant Health Fair, Owatonna

Thu Aug 8 – 2:30PM-7:30PM Migrant Health Fair, Elgin

Thu Sep 26 – 2:30PM-7:30PM Migrant Health Fair, Owatonna


If you are interested in volunteering, please visit:, or email

Email for questions, feedback on the program, or to collaborate — red cap training or experience not required to participate.