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Different People use different ideas or symbols to express LIFE! For me, whatever the reasoning - it is TREES - so The Image above of a Tapestry I Crocheted of A TREE in a Landscape has a lot to do with LIFE, for me!!!!!
For many in our world, a key part of our LIFE is getting the Medical Care right for us.
I do not usually discuss Medical Care here on my blog - mine - others - or generally in the world. I feel it is an incredibly personal matter - not often something I write about publicly.
But I feel it is time to Share something broadly and publicly - and, for me, this is my place to do it - My Blog - Sort of My Own Online, Public Journal, where I discuss things I think should be PUBLIC.
Out of respect for others - and to strive for total accuracy - I will keep this relatively simple - A Quote from a Linked Reference - with a couple of other Links. If you want to know more - you will have to go to the Links, Websites, Make Phone Calls, etc. to find out more.
When the following article was published on the ucla.edu website, I was thrilled. I shared it in a number of places!! The full significance of it in the world of medical care is yet to be seen, but based on knowledge I have - I cannot keep quiet about it!
It is "Immunotherapy" to fight Cancer - a whole different Game.
But there is something more I want to say - and it is about UCLA Health System - and I think the world should know. Your response to it will be your own - well I know there will always be differences amongst people - but I, personally, think the following quote is important - it is from Page 1 of the SUMMER 2014 ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE OF "UCLA HEALTH - DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE" (you can get a PDF of it at the link)
"Community engagement is hardly new to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) and UCLA Health System. Whether by overseeing the residency programs at two of Los Angeles County's major public hospitals, supporting student-directed mobile clinics and health fairs, providing staff for the Venice Family Clinic - the largest free clinic in the United States - or spearheading research projects under our Clinical and Translational Science Institute with the aim of erasing healthcare disparities in one of this nation's most demographically diverse urban areas, UCLA Health Sciences has been an essential part of the fabric of Greater Los Angeles for decades. But in 2011, as we developed our strategic plan, we determined that community engagement needed to be elevated to one of our core missions along with education, research and clinical care.
"For UCLA Health Sciences, community engagement means improving health through solutions that address social, cultural and biological determinants, developing a comprehensive and diverse healthcare workforce and creating innovative healthcare-delivery models that maintain financial stability while serving all members of our community. ...." A. Eugene Washington, MD, MSc
[Note; the emphasis in red of certain sections in the Quote is that of me, Ruth Sandra Sperling - and has nothing to do with the Magazine.]
For Info here are links for UCLA HEALTH SYSTEM and the 2 Los Angeles County Major Public Hospitals: