Southern California Grant Abstracts - UMMA Community Clinic

UMMA Community Clinic

Los Angeles, CA
December 2012

University Muslim Medical Association (UMMA) Community Clinic is a federally qualified health center and the medical home to approximately 3,900 South Los Angeles residents who would otherwise not have access to health care. In the coming year, UMMA and its partners (the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust) will establish a health center on the campus of John C. Fremont High School, located in one of the most medically underserved communities in the County. The project, known as the Fremont High School Community Garden and Wellness Center, will incorporate a comprehensive school-based health clinic and a one-acre community garden. Together, the health clinic and garden will work to holistically improve health outcomes among students at this critically underserved school, and among residents of its surrounding community. UMMA expects to serve nearly 4,000 patients by 2015 with grant funding allocated toward staffing and equipment at the new health clinic.

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