Vote NOW for the UCLA CART and HAAF project: Autism in the African American Community

January 12, 2015

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Help us make Los Angeles healthier!

We need your support!

The UCLA CART and HAAF project, “Autism in the African American Community,” is a finalist in the Helping U Help Your Community Competition and we need your vote! Get your votes in now. Voting ends Jan. 30th. Anyone can vote and remember to spread the word!

TheHelping U Help Your Community competition provides support to community-partnered academic research and service-learning projects that address the most critical health needs of Los Angeles residents in innovative and effective ways.

Our project, “Autism in the African American Community,” is a partnership between UCLA CART (Connie Kasari, PhD, Amanda Gulsrud, PhD, and Themba Carr, PhD) and Healthy African American Families (Loretta Jones, MA, Aziza Wright, and HAAF colleagues). This project seeks to explore disparities in autism diagnosis and treatment in the African-American community of South Los Angeles. By partnering in the community, our team seeks to give ALL families impacted by autism, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, the hope of a brighter future.

The next stage of the challenge is the voting stage, where community members like you will select the top 5 projects. The winners will receive $20,000 in funding to support the project. Please support our project and vote for “Autism in the African American Community!”

Help us rally support by voting and spreading the word! Remember – voting ends on Jan. 30th.

Here’s some ways you can help:

1. Vote! It’s easy, and only takes a minute:
2. Share the news on Twitter and Facebook! Use hashtag #UCLAHealth4Community

Thanks for your support!