If last year has taught us anything, it is that health and well-being must be prioritized. UC San Diego Health wants you to start the year off right by investing in preventative care. As we age, promoting brain and heart health, as well as conducting early cancer screenings can save lives and enhance the quality of life. Your support is vital to help us improve the longevity of our community through innovative research, education and patient care.
Our key wellness priorities this month include:
The Brain Health Initiative
Approximately 40% of risk factors that lead to Alzheimer’s disease are preventable or medically treatable. Led by Drs. Howard Feldman and Sarah Banks, the Brain Health Initiative aims to develop an evidence-based educational platform that accesses the latest research from across specialties (such as sleep, diet, otology, cerebrovascular health, etc.) to generate personalized risk profiles and prevention plans for participants. With this data and ongoing feedback from clinical and research experts, the Brain Health Initiative aims to prevent the onset or progression of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Led by Dr. Pam Taub, The Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center is one of the largest intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs in the nation. A dedicated team of nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, behavioral health specialists and fitness instructors use a holistic approach to improve individuals’ heart health. Support for cardiac rehab will expand night class offerings, create a caregiver and spouse support group and establish a scholarship program for patients in need.
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
The cancer prevention specialists at Moores Cancer Center want to help you reduce your risk of developing cancer. To support that goal, we are conducting scientific research supported by the National Cancer Institute. As the medical profession learns more about the genetic, lifestyle-related and environmental risk factors for cancer, screening guidelines are becoming more personalized and nuanced.
With your gift, we can inspire others to take charge of their health and continue providing San Diego with exceptional care. Please support UC San Diego Health today.
Prefer to make a gift over the phone? You can call Annual Giving at (858) 534-1610 to provide your information.