Examples of Primary Care Track Resident Projects
1. Assessing Barriers to Nutrition and Fitness in the Western Addition
Resident Leader: Katy Davis
Goal: To better understand the unique barriers to fitness and nutrition faced by Western Addition children and families, with its distinctive socioeconomic and ethnic composition.
Description: Received CATCH grant to survey 100-200 children (ages 6-13) and their families in our resident primary care clinics about their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding nutrition and physical activity. Additionally, we will solicit their ideas about the greatest barriers to fitness and nutrition and how they would like to see these barriers addressed. Will use results to improve local community programs
2. The Western Addition Beacon After-School Running Program: Getting Kids to Run
Resident Leader: Courtney Pickering
Goal: Improve child fitness through an innovative after-school running program for local children. Build community between clinic, school and families.
Description: UCSF Mt. Zion Pediatric residents developed a collaborative nutrition and fitness curriculum at the Beacon Muir After-School Program in the Western Addition for approximately sixty 2-5th graders. A central part of the fitness curriculum will be to implement the Roadrunners Individual Running Coach Project as an experiential exercise and self-esteem-building program for local children. Received a grant to fund student participation in a city-wide race, their first-ever.
3. Urban Garden Project at KIPP Middle School / Gateway High School
Resident Leaders: Lisa Pohl, Minou Le-Carlson and Heather Briscoe
Goal: Improve nutrition and health in the Western Addition by establishing an organic garden project at a local school.
Description: UCSF Mt. Zion Pediatric Primary Care Residents will establish an edible schoolyard project at KIPP Bay Area Academy/ Gateway High School based on the Berkeley Model. Children will learn how to garden and better understand the origins of healthy food. Residents received a grant to fund High School students to coordinate community and school gardening events and to teach elementary students about gardening and nutrition.
4. Community Safety and Violence Prevention in the Mt. Zion Neighborhood
Resident Leader: Liza Suh and Sonny Tat
Goal: To determine local barriers to having safe public spaces where Mt. Zion patients can exercise and interact with their community.
Description: Mt. Zion Pediatric Primary Care residents work with local police, The Parks and Recreation Department and local initiatives coordinated through the Department of Public Health to determine local barriers to safety and develop community projects in local playgrounds to increase safety of public spaces.
5. Clinic-Based Quality Improvement in the Approach to Child Obesity
Resident Leader: Jen Davis
Goal: Design, implement and assess a clinic-based quality improvement project in childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Train residents and attendings in the practice guidelines for childhood obesity.
Description: Compile packets including a motivational assessment, contract between doctor and patient, improved system to document objective data (BMI, BP, labs, etc) and a simple guide for residents (i.e. ideas for change) based on the latest NICHQ clinical practice guidelines. Train residents and faculty in approaching childhood obesity at clinic visit based on guidelines. Then perform a pre and post assessment of this tool (either a change in physician’s attitudes or improved outcomes in objective patient data like BMI).
6. Hilltop High School Teen Mother Educational Program
Resident Leaders: Alison Gehle and Sydney Sawyer
Goal: Develop educational collaboration with Hilltop High School to address and normalize common parenting concerns of teen mothers. Learn about school health and local high school programs
Description: Residents develop and conduct monthly group visits with parenting teens and their infants using established curriculum to reinforce standard anticipatory guidance given by pediatricians at well child visits. Provide nutritional education along with a weight loss program for teen mothers. Teach child care providers about child health problems.
7. African Immigrants and Refugees Health Project
Resident Leader: Minale Abye
Goal: Work with local NGO to improve health care access and delivery of culturally sensitive and competent health care for the diverse African immigrant population in Bay Area.
Description: The African immigrants and refugee’s resource center (AIRRC) targets all African immigrant and refugees in the Bay area (mainly Alameda and SF counties) and hopes to implement culturally sensitive health education for this population specifically aimed at important pediatric issues. The pediatric resident will help define priorities and consult on goals and policies.
Last updated 10-28-2013