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UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program

The mission of the UCLA Fit for Health Program is to provide comprehensive promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, psychosocial wellbeing (psychological, social, familial and educational), and overall wellness for children and adolescents and their families.

UCLA General Pediatrics – Community & Advocacy Task Force

The mission of the UCLA General Pediatrics Community & Advocacy Task Force is to engage in effective clinical, education, research, and advocacy collaborations with community partners to achieve optimal health and well-being for children and families. The long-term goal of the Community and Advocacy Task Force is to achieve sustainable, meaningful community engagement around issues important to the communities that we serve.

Currently, the Community & Advocacy Task Force is collaborating with the UCLA Pediatrics Residency Program on a community resource mapping project. The task force works with pediatric residents to identify community resources, such as housing resources and family support programs, that can be recommended to patients and their families during visits to the pediatrician. The project strengthens clinical care while educating pediatric residents about social determinants of health.

The Community & Advocacy Task Force also supports medical student, post-graduate trainee, and faculty-led advocacy at the local, state, and national level, as well as in the global health arena – all aimed to promote optimal health and well-being for children.

UCLA Pediatric Medical Home Program

The Pediatric Medical Home Program at UCLA is designated to provide care to our pediatric patients with special health care needs that is accessible, family centered, coordinated, compassionate and delivered in a culturally effective manner.

Established in 2003, our program is based at the Pediatric Resident Continuity Clinic at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Patients enrolled in the program receive their primary care and majority of specialty care at UCLA.

UCLA Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Team

Protecting children and promoting healthy families is the focus of the UCLA SCAN team.

The SCAN team is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts who provide evaluation and services for suspected victims of child abuse and neglect and their families.  Our team of professionals provide comprehensive evaluations for approximately 500 cases of child physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect annually. 

The team is led by the SCAN Medical Director and is made up of social workers, nurses, nurse specialists, clinical lab toxicologists, pediatric radiologists, physicians, Child Life specialists, and University of California law enforcement. Our team of experts provide education, training, and support within the UCLA healthcare system as well as in the community.

UCLA TIES for Families program

TIES for Families is an interdisciplinary, university-based program established in 1995 to promote the successful adoption, growth, and development of children with special needs, especially those with prenatal substance exposure who are in foster care.

The program is located on the UCLA campus and works in close collaboration with the public child welfare and mental health systems. The program employs an innovative model of intervention to reduce barriers to the adoption of these children and support their successful transition into permanent homes with stable, nurturing families.

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Community Partners

Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic provides a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and whole family. In addition to high-quality conventional medical care, integrative medicine services include disease management, prevention and wellness programs. Multi-modality approaches to chronic disease are utilized including mind-body, acupuncture, chiropractic, and osteopathic care.

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) offers health services to children and young adults from birth to age 21, so that they can head into adulthood on the right foot. All services are provided in a confidential and personal setting and include: Well Child Exams, Pediatric Care, Same Day Sick Child Visits, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program.

Orthopaedic Institute for Children

The mission of Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) is to provide outstanding care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and through the support of the Orthopaedic Foundation, to provide care for children regardless of ability to pay and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research.