UCLA School of Nursing students and faculty partnered with UCLA Health to volunteer at Taste of Soul LA. Volunteers took the opportunity to interface with the community and provide blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, as well as provide nutritional education.
Taste of Soul LA is a free family festival that takes place on our beloved Crenshaw Blvd. between Stocker Avenue and Barack Obama Blvd. The festival draws about 300,000+ attendees, the majority of whom are African American. This festival includes food and resources like health resources, job opportunities, education information, voter awareness, economic empowerment, and more.
This well-known and well-attended festival was an opportunity to work alongside the medical assistant students from UCLA extension and an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
"UCLA is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which is why giving back is significant to the university,” said Dr. Cheryl LeHuquet, a project manager at UCLA Health who helps organize this and other opportunities for nursing students. “This volunteering experience made a positive impact on the community by being where the people are and serving the communities that come to UCLA.
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