Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are essential to reducing death and disability, especially among the elderly. Yet, despite the fact that these services are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, many Californians go without preventive health care that could detect illness in earlier, more treatable stages and treat certain health conditions before they worsen.
In this Sept. 22 seminar, Center researcher Kathryn Kietzman and O. Kenrik Duru from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will present early findings from a new project to increase the use of clinical preventive services, such as flu shots and mammograms, among older residents of South Los Angeles. This is an innovative, interdisciplinary project that combines teams of UCLA researchers, community groups and health centers, the L.A. Department of Public Health, local aging resources, women’s groups, and more and is part of a larger trend to provide preventative care now, rather than costly emergency care later.
Join us in person or via live-streaming webinar here: http://connectpro72759986.adobeconnect.com/uclachprss2015/
What: ”Promoting Preventive Health Care in the Community: The Healthy Aging Partnerships in Prevention Initiative”