Guaranteeing Access to Care
Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment (IMPACT), a State of California-funded program administered by the UCLA Department of Urology in which a network of providers delivers free prostate cancer treatment to low-income, uninsured or underinsured men.
The IMPACT Program has staff available to attend events to raise awareness about prostate cancer and of the Program. If you are interested in having a member of our staff attend your event or interested in receiving free informational materials, please contact IMPACT’s office at 1-800-409-8252.
UCLA Men’s Health Study: Through the UCLA Men’s Health Study, Dr. Mark Litwin and colleagues conduct important research on access to cancer care and its effects on outcomes among men enrolled in IMPACT.
Promoting Health & Well Being
Healthy at Every Age: Staying healthy, no matter your age, is essential to your well being. Learn more about UCLA Urology’s Healthy at Every Age >
“Insights into Cancer” Lecture Series: Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents “Insights into Cancer,” a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community.
Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions, and our UCLA Urologists regularly participate as guest lecturers.
Prostate Cancer Support Groups: UCLA Medical Center’s Prostate Cancer Support Group offers one-on-one consultation, and provides patients with the appropriate resources. This program works in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Urology’s Clark Urology Center and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
For more information contact Malou-Blanco-Yarosh, MSN, RN, CNS at (310)825-8407.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, the centerpiece of a new medical campus that will offer integrated inpatient and outpatient services on one site, plays an essential role in the health and well-being of surrounding communities. With the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, UCLA Urology has begun providing services to a South Los Angeles community that has had limited access to healthcare.
Through a public/private partnership involving Los Angeles County, the University of California (UC), and Martin Luther King, Jr. Los Angeles Healthcare Corporation, the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital opened in 2015. As part of the partnership, UC provides physician staffing and quality oversight, and a web of community wellness resources around the hospital – including the outpatient facility providing urology and other specialty services.
UCLA Urology is playing a key role in the overall effort. Stanley Frencher Jr., MD, MPH, UCLA Urology assistant professor and chief of Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center’s urology division, heads a team of urologists providing care at the facility, among them Allan Pantuck, MD, also a member of the UCLA Urology faculty; and Dana Scott, MD, a graduate of the UCLA Urology residency program. As UCLA Urology’s clinical involvement grows, it is developing patient education projects focused on men’s health and urologic care, as well as collaborating with the community on new research efforts. For more information >
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: This 570-bed acute-care facility, owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles is affiliated with the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry. The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has been providing health care service to the Greater South Bay community since 1946 and serves a diverse patient population with regard to age, race and ethnicity, reflecting the population of the surrounding communities, including a large population of the medically indigent. Dr. Jacob Rajfer, UCLA Urology Professor, is the Chief of Urology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center: This county hospital located in the north end of the San Fernando Valley is a 377-bed hospital serving the needs of low income and indigent patients as well as the surrounding community. Olive View is also the referral center for the ValleyCare system of County-operated clinics. These community-based clinics serve residents of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys in north Los Angeles County. Dr. William Aronson, UCLA Urology Professor, is Chief of Urology at Olive View UCLA Medical Center.
Impact of Urologic Diseases on the Public
For more than a decade, UCLA Urology’s Health Services Research Group was federally funded by the NIDDK for Urologic Diseases in America (UDA), a first-of-its-kind effort to document quality, cost, access, and technology trends in urology. The UDA was a landmark project undertaken by the UCLA Urology and its faculty.
The project, which has produced dozens of publications in leading journals along with three comprehensive compendiums on urologic care, serves as a vital resource for policy-makers as well as researchers throughout the country. With easy-to-access information, the accompanying website, with comprehensive epidemiological information on urologic diseases, is available for free to anyone who wants to use it.
More information on UDA >
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