Community Outreach and Advocacy
One of the first things which strikes people about our medical center is our devotion to the underserved population of L.A. County. In addition to our work at the medical center, you can learn more about some of our projects here: http://www.servingunderserved.org
As part of your outpatient rotations, we have the opportunity to work with various organizations around the community. We go to Woodrow Wilson High School where for the last few years we have been working with Wilson Students to train them to be Peer Health Educators. We also lead a Health Discussion for the parent volunteers and are working to start a school based clinic.
Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. We participate in their Baby Talk session where we interact with their members and their children. We help answer questions about child care, developmental questions, and help parents engage and play with their children.
Below are some of our residents and staff advocating for issues that affect the community we serve. From left and moving clockwise are Dr. Tracey Samko (Associate Program Director) and Dr. Breck Nichols (Program Director), Dr. Julian Hirschbaum (PGY-3), and Dr. Fernanda Delgado (PGY-4).