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Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med Center's Fundraiser:

Harbor-UCLA Urban Health

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THE STORY:

Program Components: I. Clinical Preceptorship in a Family Health Center To assist students in developing a preceptor relationship with a family physician that is providing primary care services in a medically underserved community. To introduce students to some of the basic clinical skills required of the family physician. II. Participation In Community Health Projects Students plan and execute two health fairs in the communities of Wilmington and Gardena, Los Angeles, CA. The health fairs focus on bringing awareness to the communities about the resources available to them. III. Participation In A Community Research Project Students conduct a community based research project involving surveys, focus groups, and other health assessments on topics such as day laborers’ access to healthcare, knowledge about the Affordable Care Act, and the effects of gang intervention programs on the health of former gang members. IV. Special Seminars And Lectures In Public Health And Community Based Primary Care Guest speakers will present topics which introduce students to issues focusing on health care in underserved communities. V. Multi-level Mentoring Mentoring relationships are built among high school, undergraduate, medical students, residents and attending physicians/faculty in order to close the gap between professional fields and the community. Community Health Projects (Organized by the students) Health Fairs (http://harboruclasuhf.weebly.com/2015-health-fair.html) Services: Body Mass Index Blood Pressure Glucose & Anemia Vision Dental Asthma Screening Immunizations CPR training Mammograms Health Education - Provide preventative/educational seminars to the community at large. Community Partnerships - Improve the overall health of the community by collaborative efforts of local community groups, agencies and health professionals. Community Outreach - Develop strategies to bring attention to the local resources available to the communities. Health Summit - Present a health status report to community members and regional policy makers at the Wilmington Health Summit at the end of the project.

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