Our expanded and unified approach
The Office of Community works closely with many national and local foundations, such as the American Heart Association (AHA), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), American Cancer Society (ACS), American Red Cross and others on important community engagement and education initiatives.
The Office of Community also serves as an important community interface and sponsor of many health-specific awareness campaigns that have much deeper reach and impact than simply fundraising, such as the annual Kidney Fair, Tour de Pier pancreatic cancer event, March of Dimes and National Alliance on Mental Illness, and many others.
The office has increasingly worked with the Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team to involve doctors and nurses who want to be engaged in community outreach efforts, and brought together volunteers to work the Magic Johnson Park opening in Watts, where they provided food and other giveaways.
The Office of Community has expanded their scope beyond just helping the local community. In the fall of 2020, they oversaw global humanitarian outreach efforts as part of UCLA Operation Beirut and UCLA Aid to Armenia. Looking forward, they hope to serve as the glue and connective tissue that brings together all community outreach and engagement efforts across UCLA Health.