Yadavary Wellness and Health Inc. at UCLA
As a chapter of the nonprofit Yadavary Wellness and Health our goal is to increase the life expectancy of the homeless in Westwood through volunteer-based, medical assistance. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, the number of homeless deaths has doubled from 2013 to 2017: A County Department of Mental Health report stated that a significant portion of those deaths are believed to be caused by preventable medical conditions. In response to this crisis, Yadavary provides five services to medically protect homeless populations: the distribution of condoms, Naloxone, hypertension tests, community education, and 51-50 requests from the Department of Mental Health for the gravely disabled. UCLA students will go through training and only educate the homeless on blood pressure values and only perform tasks permitted in the presences of a medical professional.
Signatories: Sara Safari, Wadi Eghterafi, and Matthew Moon
Advisor: Orlando Luna
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