Patient Health Advocates is a collaborative effort between student volunteers and UCLA physicians in order to connect underserved patients to helpful resources in their communities that can improve their lives. Site volunteers may be paired with residents to help make patient care more effective.
Volunteers are able to shadow residents at UCLA Children's Health Center and UCLA Med-Peds Comprehensive Care Center (MPCCC) in order to carry out social casework with patients of all income levels, ethnicities, ages, etc.
In addition, the training curriculum has been specifically modified to include Spanish lessons, UCLA health certification, and a badge, allowing students to fully integrate with the UCLA Volunteer Health System. All volunteers will also learn resource work for specific databases.
UCLA CHILDREN HEALTH CENTER & UCLA MPCCC
Information can be found under the Recruitment tab