Items Tagged ‘community engagement’

Conditioning Culver City High

August 30, 2019

Conditioning Culver City High

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We used the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program to get the students prepared for the final fitness exam,” says Richard Prieto, physical education teacher for Culver City High School. “The program has really helped out all our students. I think the cardio equipment has helped the most with conditioning. I think when you […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, fitness gyms, high school gym, special initiatives, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind


Always Welcome at UCLA

July 9, 2019

Always Welcome at UCLA

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“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for Urology and Gynecology at UCLA Health. “You don’t have to be gay to come to […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, gynecology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, urology, volunteer


Be Yourself, We Accept U

July 8, 2019

Be Yourself, We Accept U

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]

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Tags: community engagement, dermatology, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer


Support at Work

July 6, 2019

Support at Work

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“It’s a great thing for people to come out and just be able to be themselves,” says Michael Hernandez, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works for the OB/GYN and neurology units. “As an openly gay Latino man, I love being part of PRIDE because I know for some people it’s still a struggle coming […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, neurology, OB/GYN, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Presence for the Patients

July 5, 2019

Presence for the Patients

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“You can feel the energy; there are so many people to spread the love to and support,” says Ashley Hagelstein, a UCLA Health employee who volunteered at the UCLA Health booth during the PRIDE Parade. “We’re giving out free gifts for people who spin the wheel. They can get fans, stickers, we have little hankies […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


We Support U

July 3, 2019

We Support U

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“I’m honored to work at an organization that supports diversity and inclusion,” says David Fraqueli, director of IT administration for UCLA Health. David marched with fellow UCLA employees and students during the annual PRIDE parade. “It’s terrific and they mean what they say. I always feel supported at work. I love that UCLA’s presence is […]

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Tags: community engagement, LBGTQ, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade


Collaboration opens doors to health care careers for underserved teens

October 2, 2017

Collaboration opens doors to health care careers for underserved teens

By Amy Albin amyalbin

High school senior Genesis Morales thought she knew what she wanted to do with her future, but after completing a special Turner-UCLA Allied Health internship this summer her plans changed direction. “Previously, I was interested in working in substance abuse because I know people who have dealt with that and it’s a really difficult subject,” […]

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Tags: Allied Health, community engagement, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Carol Mangione, Dr. Kelsey Martin, Heart of Los Angeles, Lauren and Robert Turner, Turner-UCLA Health Allied Health internship


Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

July 13, 2017

Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Students participating in the UCLA Health Pre-Med Summer Scholars program practice their robotic surgery skills at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology. What did you do over summer vacation? One group of teens will share their stories of watching an autopsy, practicing robotic surgery and checking out a hyperbaric chamber. The experience was […]

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Tags: community engagement, high school, learning opportunities, pre med, Regina Naanos, summer scholars, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteers


Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

May 23, 2017

Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program selected the schools as part of its ongoing effort to bring commercial-grade fitness equipment to underserved schools and, in doing so, help students improve their fitness test scores and establish lifelong healthy habits. […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, community engagement, exercise, fitness, health, physical education, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, wellness