Finalists 2017 - Helping U Help Your Community

Finalists 2017 - Helping U Help Your Community

Camp Gibbous

Camp Gibbous/SC Crew offers the following to individuals 15-18 with sickle cell disease:

​Sickle Cell Disease Education

How to build a good social circle

Guidance to navigate through the health care system

Tools for Self Advocacy

How to smoothly transition to an adult provider

College and Career Information

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Let’s Play Outside Again!”

“Let’s Play Outside Again!” will partner with an Early Head Start Program to provide low income families 6 to 8 one-hour play sessions focused on gross motor and/or sport activity to reduce the risk of childhood obesity while strengthening the parent-child interaction. Healthy parent-child interaction is a well-recognized protective factor in the lives of children, especially young children, whose brains and bodies are ...more »

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BrainSPORT Brain Health Pilot

Facilitate safe sport participation, promote brain health and reduce rates of repeat concussions for youth. To promote these objectives, our team is leveraging innovative technologies for increasing youth sport-related concussion reporting in the Los Angeles Community. Through our digital platform, resource limited schools have the ability to more accurately capture concussions.

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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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Urban Health Fellowship

The Urban Health Fellowship (UHF) is an engaging six-week fellowship program dedicated to exposing high school aged Black and Latino males to careers in the Allied Health and Medical Fields. Fellows gain exposure to career opportunities in healthcare, with the ultimate goal of placing all fellows at the end of the six weeks. In addition to offering academic and career pathway development, UHF educates and empowers young ...more »

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Infection Prevention Outreach for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and readmissions. The Departments of Infection Prevention, Geriatrics, Quality Management, and Care Coordination at UCLA will collaborate to develop and implement an outreach program for for healthcare personnel in local skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The objective of this comprehensive infection prevention ...more »

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Social media and vending machines to increase HIV testing.

More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and almost one in eight are entirely unaware that they are infected. We want to get rapid HIV in-home test kits into the hands of people who are at the greatest risk—young gay and bisexual men of color. We have successfully dispensed our free HIV test kits through vending machines located in community setting, such as commercial sex venues, and now we are taking it ...more »

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Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA

The Mobile Clinic Project (MCP) at UCLA aims to provide free, accessible, and compassionate medical care to vulnerable communities in the greater West Hollywood and Santa Monica regions of Los Angeles. Through collaboration between David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health, as well as UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, Mobile Clinic is able to provide a diverse range of healthcare services ...more »

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Passport to Wellness

Our project involves integration of the Passport to Wellness approach into ongoing HIV services at the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA) in order to reduce HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates among same gender loving Black men. Funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, Passport to Wellness involves an incentive-based and peer-driven approach for encouraging prevention, ...more »

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TEENs helping TEENs - Connect, talk, get help

The main idea behind TEEN LINE, a safe, confidential place to talk things out and connect over the phone, by email or text, is based on the observation that teenagers with problems confide rather to their peers than seek help from an adult. The enormous need for this service is reflected in more than 17,000 annual calls/texts/emails made by teenagers to the hotline, which is staffed by highly trained peers, called listeners ...more »

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