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Click here to register! This webinar will introduce the audience to how Lifestyle and Preventive Medicine approaches health and well-being in the clinical setting. It will walk the audience through the vision of translating the work from a clinical setting to a community-based intervention.



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Dr. Candace Gragnani is the Associate Physician Diplomate in the Child Health Policy Program of the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and faculty in the UCLA Preventive Medicine Program. Dr. Gragnani's training as both a preventive medicine physician and pediatrician gives her unique insight into the importance of addressing lifestyle issues within the framework of a life-course perspective on health. Her training and subsequent work has included: (1) development of a lifestyle medicine group visit curriculum for UCLA adult primary care patients, (2) clinical work on group and phone smoking cessation visits, (3) work in a teaching kitchen at the West Los Angeles VA, (4) lifestyle and integrative medicine training, (6) quality improvement work on immunizations and developmental screenings in UCLA pediatric primary care offices, (7) development of an ongoing park prescription program in LA County, and (8) clinical time at the MLK, Jr. Outpatient Center Hub for children in the DCFS system.

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Dr. Priyanka Fernandes is the Program Director of the UCLA Preventive Medicine Program. Dr. Priyanka Fernandes is a pediatrician and a preventive medicine trained physician. In her current role, she serves as the preventive medicine and public health faculty in the UC-LEND program. She runs lifestyle medicine clinics within the health system which aims at reducing chronic diseases by optimizing one's diet, physical activity, stress, sleep and social connectivity. Dr. Fernandes works on several quality improvement projects in primary care both for pediatric as well as adult patients within the health system (e.g., improving pediatric immunization rates, curriculum development for healthcare transitions).