Four community projects have been chosen as winners of the "Helping U Help Your Community” contest sponsored by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health. Winners will each receive $20,000 in funding to support their efforts.
The contest provides support to community-partnered academic research and service-learning projects that address the most critical health needs of Los Angeles residents in innovative and effective ways. The contest also aims to showcase UCLA faculty and community partners who devote their careers to identifying creative solutions to some of the most challenging barriers to good health in the community.
A panel of judges identified the first round of finalists, and the final selection was made by voters from throughout the community. This year, voter response for the competition exceeded all expectations, with 5,160 unique voters and over 7,000 votes.
The four 2016 award winning projects are: