Archive 2016 - Helping U Help Your Community

Archive 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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Teleretinal Management of Diabetic Retinopathy for Veterans

Vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is preventable with timely screening and management. Veterans have difficulty accessing eyecare due to living far away from available sites. The purpose of this project is to reduce blindness in Veterans by providing improved teleretinal services at existing sites. This would be done by using up to date eyecare technology called optical coherence tomography. The device is the ...more »

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MAMA's Neighborhood: Strong Start for Mother's and Newborns

MAMA’S Neighborhood is a Maternity Centered Medical Home in South and Central Los Angeles which focuses on Maternity Assessment Management Access and Service synergy throughout the Neighborhood for health. It is an established, innovative, pilot prenatal care program through the Los Angeles Department of Health Services which aims to identify pregnant women with significant social stressors (housing, financial, psychiatric, ...more »

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Community Health Catalyst Project

The Community Health Catalyst Project (CHCP) represents an academic-community partnership that aims to improve the health of residents in the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles. Our partnership seeks to empower and give a voice to a historic and culturally rich community in Los Angeles through a partnered needs assessment and student-proposed community-partnered interventions. CHCP addresses the current state ...more »

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Project HEAL: a pipeline program for low-income youth in East LA

Our goal is empower High School Students from Esteban E. Torres High School, a Title 1 school in East Los Angeles with an overwhelming number of students from low-income families, to consider a career in healthcare. By increasing awareness of diverse career opportunities in allied-health professions and exposing students to professional training through hands-on clinical skills workshops, we aim to inspire students and ...more »

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MiMentor: Innovation and Technology

MiMentor.Org, an online health careers mentoring community, provides real time mentoring opportunities for aspiring and current under-represented minority health professionals in California. MiMentor.Org has partnered with health systems, medical schools and univeristies to increase diversity and inclusivity in health professions. With this grant, we will create a smart application that will customize mentoring opportunities ...more »

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Bridging the Gap: UCLA Family Medicine Pipeline Project

Because only 24% of underrepresented students who begin college as a science major complete a bachelor's degree in science within six years of college entry, as compared to 40% of their counterparts, our goal is to increase the matriculation and retention of high school students at Van Nuys Medical Magnet into higher education and health professional fields (1). We foster leadership and motivation through direct teaching, ...more »

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My Community and Me: A Bottom-Up Community-Based Intervention

Since Alma Ata (1978), true public health planning requires community input during all phases of a project. School systems have been an overlooked dimension. The point of this project is to integrate schools in a community-based manner into healthcare. Specifically, the idea is to train high school juniors and seniors (Pacoima, CA) in key aspects of community health, so that they can become trainers in providing vital ...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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The Santa Monica UCLA Drive-Thru Flu Clinic: A Vaccinated U

In 2007 National Quality Forum (NQF) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sponsored the CMS Adult Immunization Task Force with a goal of developing influenza (flu) measures that could cross care settings and would be applicable to all patients. Currently, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center meets this Core Measure by providing screening and administration of flu vaccines to patients prior to their discharge. ...more »

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