The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4002.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 1

Abstract #51854

UCLA/GWHFC Mobile Clinic Project

Koy Parada, MPH, PhD, UCLA, 3642 La Crescenta Avenue, Glendale, CA 91208, 818-248-3370,

The goal of our initiative has been to develop a student-run clinic to provide basic health care and social services to a homes population in Los Angeles. The clinic -- known as the UCLA/GWHFC Mobile Clinic Project -- provides mobile services one evening a week in a street setting in an industrial area of LA. The project is run entirely by UCLA students from the schools of public health, medicine and the undergraduate college.

Koy Parada and Kevin Riley (UCLA School of Public Health) were the project coordinators who guided the planning activities and subsequent administration of the clinic. This role has involved a variety of practice components, including recruiting an interdisciplinary group of students to participate in the projects, conducting a needs assessment, consultation with UCLA faculty and the community.

The initiative as resulted in a successful mobile clinic that has provided services to over 200 patients. We have built collaboration between the university, community stakeholders and have developed a valuable opportunity for student learning and practice.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Public Health Education, Community-Based Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Innovative Academic-Practice Linkages from Exemplary Workforce, Student and Faculty Projects - Part II: The Academic Public Health Caucus Poster Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA