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The Los Angeles Harbor AHEC is located at the Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a non-profit biomedical research enterprise, training ground, and provider of public health services to the underserved. LA Harbor AHEC is affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine and the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency program. AHEC offers community medicine rotations for primary care residents and medical students, teaches health professions students to conduct health information programs within the harbor area community, and high school clinics. Our program teaches medical residents to work as part of interdisciplinary chronic care within community clinics and sponsors Kids into Health Careers programs at local high schools.LA Harbor AHEC partners with East LA AHEC and South LA AHEC to provide monthly didactic trainings to AHEC scholars in interpersonal education, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, cultural humility, practice transformation, and current health issues

Residents in the community-based Harbor UCLA Family Medicine residency have a three-year curriculum designed to facilitate the development of knowledge, attitude, skills, and
behavior that assist them to become more effective family physicians by being sensitive to the needs of patients in the context of the community. Using a Community Oriented Primary Care Model, residents conduct and learn about community health analysis, cultural sensitivity, epidemiology, community activism, advocacy, and intervention. In addition to inpatient rotations, residents experience patient care in FQHCs, school-based clinics, free clinics, needle exchange programs, and soup kitchens. At least 50 percent of graduates go on to work or continue their education in underserved practice settings.

For more information, please contact:

Project Coordinator – Joselyne Camacho,
Center Director – Jyoti Puvvula MD,

Click here to view the Los Angeles Harbor AHEC Brochure.