HIGHLIGHTS

Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA: Fit for Los Angeles
An energetic team of health care professionals is working to reduce the prevalence and consequences of pediatric obesity in Los Angeles through the Fit For Los Angeles program (Fit for L.A.).  Funded in 2008 with a three-year $750,000 grant from UniHealth Foundation, Fit For L.A. combines professional development for UCLA resident physicians and LAUSD physicians, nurse practitioners and medical assistants, quality improvement strategies, motivational interviewing, and access to specialty care at community sites via telemedicine to provide comprehensive and coordinated services for overweight children and their families.  Under the leadership of Dr. Wendy Slusser, Fit for L.A. merges the resources of Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Student Medical Services Division and Venice Family Clinic to make it easier for families to get the help their children need.


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LA Christian Health Centers: Patient Care Team Redesign
With clinic sites in Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and the Pico Aliso district of East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) is a source of hope and healing to thousands of low-income and homeless Los Angeles residents. Since its founding in 1995, LACHC leadership and staff have labored to provide more and better service to their patients, a goal that often meant accepting risk and embracing change. In February 2011, with the support of a $200,000 UniHealth Foundation grant, LACHC undertook its boldest change initiative, the Patient Care Team Redesign Project.










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