Members of the community cast more than 7,000 votes to select four projects to advance collaborations between UCLA faculty and community partners that aim to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Los Angeles and beyond. Each project will receive a $20,000 award to support its work. The second Helping U Help the Community competition was sponsored by UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The award-winning projects are:
Clinic for the Developmentally Disabled in Underserved L.A.\
The goal of the project is to work with Special Needs Network, Inc. to establish a comprehensive clinic to provide community education as well as medical diagnosis and management for children with developmental disabilities in underserved communities.
Student Run Homeless Clinics
Participants in the weekly clinics work in local shelters under the supervision of volunteer physicians to provide such services as primary care, psychiatry, medications, immunizations, health education, podiatry and physical therapy.
In partnership with the Student Run Homeless Clinics of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the project will provide housing, comprehensive social services and medical care to homeless youth in Los Angeles County.
Project AutTrain aims to build a cadre of volunteers from the UCLA medical faculty, other UCLA entities, regional center experts, therapists, parents and autistic adults to train medical professionals and students on issues of physical and mental health, sexuality, healthcare delivery and communication related to adults with autism.
To learn about the winners and their projects, go to: uclahealth.ideascale.com