The Crisis: A Global Pandemic Is Here
On March 11, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic a pandemic. COVID-19 is one of the most urgent public health crises in generations; we must act now to understand pathogenesis, infection, transmission, containment, and mitigation to halt this deadly virus.
Los Angeles is the frontline of community transmission. Scientists and medical and public-health professionals have been preparing for such a pandemic and are working together creatively to tackle this novel pathogen, learn from it, beat it, and prevent new outbreaks in Los Angeles and around the world.
The UCLA Health Strategy: Patient Care, Research, Education, and Community
COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis, to be sure, straining healthcare systems globally. To address the ongoing and emerging needs of the public, UCLA is implementing an emergency preparedness strategy for COVID-19. We are:
- Expanding capacity to care for an influx of patients
- Examining the genesis of this virus to halt its spread
- Training professionals to manage highly infectious diseases
- Leading research and discovery to develop vaccines
UCLA continues to define the research and care landscape that puts our community and its residents first.
How You Can Help | Patient Care and Healthcare Provider Protection
In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head on. As part of our integrated efforts with UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, we have created a patient care response fund to help us act immediately and save lives.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Patient Care and Healthcare Provider Protection Fund
Building Resilience: Meeting the Needs of our Frontline Medical Professionals
UCLA Health’s teams of doctors, nurses, and health professionals are the foot soldiers in disease prevention and the delivery of patient care every day. They are courageous, dedicated, and skilled professionals who work around the clock day in and out. In the line of duty, these professionals put patients first. UCLA Health seeks to help alleviate the many burdens on healthcare providers caused by COVID-19.
Thank you for your interest in UCLA’s efforts to combat this pandemic.
For more information and to make a gift to support any of the work described above, please contact:
Ellen Haddigan-Durgun - Senior Executive Director, Hospital Initiatives - UCLA Health Sciences Development Office: (310) 206-3878 - Mobile: (310) 321-8366 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the most up-to-date information on UCLA Health and COVID-19, please visit uclahealth.org/coronavirus
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