Community + UCSF Mount Zion Awards

Mount Zion Health Fund

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FIRE AT DGIM (Food Insecurity Reduction Efforts at DGIM for Staff and Residents

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Food insecurity rates have been increasing in the last two decades and this has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic (Srinivasan 2021). For example, 50% of SF Food Bank clients did not use food programs before the pandemic (SF Food Security Task Force, 2022). Fortunately, food programs for patients are on the rise (De Marchis 2019).

Pediatric Food Pharmacy

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In 2019, members of the Department of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) started a Food Pharmacy for general medicine patients with food insecurity. Pediatric residents from the General Pediatric Practice (GPP) at Mt. Zion heard about this program in 2021. They conducted a survey of 150 of their patients and found that nearly 20% rate had food insecurity. In March 2021, pediatric resident Priya Pathak contacted Dr. Moreno-John about starting a food program for their patients.

Implementation of a Structured Exercise Program for Oncology Patients

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  1. Applicant/s name; title; UCSF Mount Zion academic affiliation; Community Partner affiliation (if applicable)

Applicant: Dr. Shannon Fogh, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology 

Community Partner: Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

 Project Title: Implementation of a Structured Exercise Program for Oncology Patients

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Developing a Community + UCSF Mount Zion Inaugural Climate, Health, and Equity Community Action Partnership

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List of goals and specific aims: Climate policies and solutions are too often implemented in silos, without health and equity as key considerations, and without fully and equitably engaging communities whose lived experience needs to be incorporated into effective solutions. The proposed initiative will begin to address these issues by forging a model community-academic partnership to protect some of San Francisco’s communities that are most systemically vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change on health.

Poetic Medicine for Health, Dignity & Social Justice

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In the setting of a toxic mix of pressing healthcare needs, poverty, and structural social injustice, the UCSF/Mount Zion MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care and Glide Memorial Church will collaborate to build, operate, and sustain a Poetic Medicine program to promote health and dignity for members of the San Francisco Tenderloin Community, to foster resiliency for the Glide volunteers, congregants, and staff who serve this community, as well as to encourage interest and compassion among UCSF pre-professional learners for working with BIPOC communities.


Clinical and Educational Partnership to Improve Care for Children with Special Health-Care Needs

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In this project, UCSF Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Primary-Care Pediatrics will partner with San Francisco Unified School District to develop a robust program to share information, communicate, and collaborate to improve coordinated care for children with special health-care needs.