Finalists 2016 - Helping U Help Your Community

Finalists 2016 - Helping U Help Your Community

The Southern Los Angeles Patient Navigation and Wellness Center

We offer patients with suspicious findings for cancer, those in treatment for cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers for those at any stage of disease free support for wellbeing and help with care through Navigation and Wellness Center Activities. Patient “Navigation” is a system of care coordination designed with the purpose of eliminating barriers to timely cancer diagnosis and treatment for vulnerable populations ...more »

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Friday Night Lights: Life Coaching for Promising Teens

Impoverished Los Angeles youth face numerous challenges in their schools, neighborhoods, and families, including academic failure, obesity, teen pregnancy, and depression, just to name a few. Dr. Yovana Bruno, a community pediatrician, was frustrated that the typical 15-minute doctor’s visit with these youth was just not enough to meet their needs. In partnership with UCLA, she created Friday Night Lights: Life Coaching ...more »

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Bruin Shelter: A Student-Run Haven for Homeless Youth

Los Angeles is currently the homelessness capital of the nation, but few safe spaces exist for youth in these dire circumstances. Bruin Shelter aims to be the second student-run shelter for homeless youth in the country. This grant will support a partnership between Bruin Shelter and DGSOM’s Student Run Homeless Clinics to provide housing, comprehensive social services, and medical care to Bruin Shelter’s residents. We ...more »

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Student Run Homeless Clinics: Healthcare for Those Most in Need

Our big idea is to bring compassionate, student-led, free healthcare to one of the most marginalized populations of the greater Los Angeles area, people who are homeless. Through this community service learning project, we set up weekly clinics at local shelters where no one is turned away from receiving our services. Students learn under the supervision of volunteer physicians to diagnose and treat acute and chronic ...more »

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B-RESILIENT: Creating Apps Together for Community Wellness

What happens when everybody can create their own mobile app to improve wellness in their community? We developed a web application called Chorus that enables “non-techie” people to create their own text messaging, interactive voice and mobile web apps in as little as a few minutes. We then built on our longstanding community partnerships including with Health African American Families II in South Los Angeles to co-create ...more »

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Outreach to Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses

Individuals with serious mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression) often lack awareness of how their symptoms may interfere with their quality of life and increase their risk of harm (e.g., suicide, victimization, arrest). In Los Angeles County, providers have had the ability to hospitalize people temporarily when they experience an acute crisis but there are insufficient long-term solutions to address ...more »

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Giving Them a Voice: Advance Care Planning for the Homeless

Many homeless and at-risk patients suffer from chronic and life-limiting illnesses, but few are offered the opportunity to complete an Advance Directive. Our project hopes to:

1. Give these patients an opportunity to complete a Directive.

2. Create a database to make these Directives readily available to the hospitals and other care providers the homeless patient may frequent.

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Project AutTrain: Health Care Access for Adults with Autism

In the next decade, over half a million children with autism will move into adulthood with many being non-verbal and facing increased health risks and with few medical professionals available to understand their unique needs. Pediatricians have been trained on the signs of autism in order to encourage early diagnosis and intervention, however, general practitioners and other medical professionals who work with adults ...more »

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UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program

The UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program is designed to help patients and their families with the complex medical, behavioral and social needs of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia at no cost to the families. Our Dementia Care Managers (nurse practitioners) are at the heart of the program and work with primary care doctors to develop and implement personalized care plans. Many of our families and patients ...more »

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A Clinic for the Developmentally Disabled in Underserved L.A.

Our goal is to establish a comprehensive clinic for educating the community, as well as provide medical diagnosis and management for children with developmental disabilities, including autism in underserved communities within LA-county.

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