Department of Research and Health Promotion

Adolescent Services

Teen Clinic (TC)

The San Ysidro Health TC is located in Chula Vista California.  It offers free or low cost confidential reproductive health services for adolescents ages 12-14.  The Free services include education on anatomy, birth control sexually transmitted infections (STI), and healthy relationships.  The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.  For more information on TC or to make an appointment, call or text 619.800.8336 or visit: www.syhcteenclinic.org

Contact Person: Linda Carrillo, Program Supervisor

Location: Otay Family Health Center Bldg. 1635 3rd Ave, Ste. K

Days: Monday-Friday

Hours: 10am-4:30pm

Email: syhcteenclinic@gmail.com

Phone: 619-800-8336 (TEEN)

School and Community-Based Health Education

San Ysidro Health offers adolescents health education in classrooms and other community settings throughout the San Diego area. Teacher assistance is also available.  For more information visit: http://www.syhcteenclinic.org/health-education.html

Contact Person: Jessica Chapman, Program Supervisor

Email: jessica.chapman@syhc.org

Phone: 619-6624100 (ex: 2906)

Topics:

  • Advocates for Youth: Rights, Respect, Responsibility Curriculum* (one lesson or the entire curriculum)
  • The Reproductive System: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Family Planning: Contraceptive Methods
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Healthy Relationships and Harassment, including bullying
  • Sexual Assault
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition and Fitness
  • Girls Groups (ages 12-24)
  • Boys Groups (ages 12-24)
  • Parents of Teen Classes

 

Peer Health Advocate (PHA) Program

The PHA program is a yearlong internship for adolescents ages 15-18.  PHAs are trained to lead health education workshops, provide one-on-one education, and conduct community outreach.  Recruitment for the PHA program starts during the spring semester.  For more information visit: www.syhcteenclinic.org

Contact Person: Tanitia Burks, Program Coordinator

Email: tanitia.burks@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2905)

 

Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

YAB is a yearlong internship for adolescents ages 15-24.  YAB members are trained in reproductive health with the goal of them spearheading projects related to increasing STI awareness & testing in youth.   For more information visit: www.syhcteenclinic.org

Contact Person: Jose Tinoco, Health Educator

Email: jose.tinoco@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2908)

HIV Programs

Comprehensive High Impact Prevention (CHIP)

San Ysidro Health’s CHIP Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides HIV prevention services to youth in South and Southeast San Diego.  CHIP provides HIV testing, one-on-one counseling for patients living with HIV and high risk patients, and host events through the community to promote HIV prevention. For more information visit: www.chipsyhc.com

Contact Person: Linda Salgin, Program Supervisor

Location: Mobile Unit (location will vary)

Days: Testing available upon request!

Email: linda.salgin@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2907)

Research Projects and Collaborations

Health Education Programs

San Ysidro health’s Research and Health Promotion department has been working in collaboration with San Diego State University and University of California San Diego in the development and implementation of grant funded research projects.  All the research projects at SYH are approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee.  They also should consider all SYH clinic sites, and demonstrate a benefit for patients, community, and San Ysidro Health programs.

All of Us Research Program – Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI): FQHC Pilot

San Ysidro Health is one of the 6 Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) chosen by the National Institute of Health (NIH)/HRSA to participate in the All of Us Research Program: FQHC Pilot Study. The purpose of this program is to learn how to engage, enroll, and retain underrepresented populations within FQHC trusted environments. The All of Us Research Program is a program ran by the Precision Medicine Initiative launched by President Obama in 2016. More information can be found at www.JoinAllofUs.org

Contact Person: Elizabeth Lugo, Program Supervisor

Email: elugo@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2924)

 

Avocado Project

This project studies the effects of Avocado Intake on the Nutritional Status of Latino Families.  It is a randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) with the goals of developing, implementing and evaluating family-based dietary interventions that could be used by San Ysidro Health in the future; and determining if increased avocado intake and nutritional tips affect cardiovascular risk factors including lipids, glucose, insulin, and HbA1c.

Over a 6-month period, 60 San Ysidro Health registered families will be randomized to one of two study groups: 1) “Family Avocados + Diet Tips” or 2) “Diet Tips” alone. The specific objectives are focused to determine how avocados are incorporated into the family’s dietary pattern and the impact on selected measures of nutritional status.

Contact Person: Manuel Lopez-Song, Program Supervisor

Email: manuel.lopez@syhc.org

Phone: 619-240-7775

 

Arriba por la Vida Estudio (AVE)

AVE focuses on reducing sedentary behavior among postmenopausal Latina women.  It is a randomized trial which tests different interventions.  These interventions are not only design to reduce sedentary behavior, but also help reduce risk for heart diseases.

Contact Person: Manuel Lopez-Song, Program Supervisor

Email: manuel.lopez@syhc.org

Phone: 619-240-7775

 

Latinos Understanding the Need for Adherence in Diabetes (LUNA-D)

LUNA-D is a program that is design to test the effectiveness of integrating behavioral health and chronic disease management on Latino patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Contact Person: Manuel Lopez-Song, Program Supervisor

Email: manuel.lopez@syhc.org

Phone: 619-240-7775

 

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an evidence based program focusing on developing critical readings skills in children, with the help of parents and providers.  Children are given free books at every routine medical visit.  Participants are between 6 months old and five years old.

Contact Person: Jazmin Nuno, Program Supervisor

Email: jnuno@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex 2935)

Cancer Education Programs

KOMEN Breast Cancer Education Program

For the past 15 years, San Ysidro Health has been awarded funding from Susan G. Komen San Diego to provide breast health education to Latina and African-American women in the South Bay community. Health Educators provide presentations throughout the community and then link eligible women to Clinical Breast Exam and Mammogram screenings.

Contact Person: Linda Salgin, Program Supervisor

Email: linda.salgin@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2907)

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program

Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) can reduce negatives outcomes; however, screening rates remain low among Latino adults.  This community-based partnership aims at increasing screening rates for CRC among Latino adults.  This is done using two evidence-based methods of colorectal cancer screening on patients who are not up to date with screenings.

Contact Person: Jasmine Camacho, Program Coordinator

Email: jasmine.camacho@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex: 2871)

Health Education Programs

Individual Health Education (IHE)

IHE focuses on providing education to San Ysidro Health patients in a one-on-one setting.  The individual sessions give patients the tools to help treat or prevent common chronic conditions.

Contact Person: Jazmin Nuno, Program Supervisor

Email: jnuno@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex 2935)

  • Topics:
    • Obesity prevention
    • Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Diabetes

Group Health Education (GHE)

GHE focuses on education the community on a variety of health topics.  Health Educators do this by going to different community events and locations and providing group presentation.  Two prominent projects are Project Dulce (PD) and the Small Steps, Big changes (SSBC). PD is a diabetes care and education program developed by the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute. SSBC is a Center for Disease Control (CDC) program that focuses on diabetes prevention by means of lifestyle change.

Contact Person: Jazmin Nuno, Program Supervisor

Email: jnuno@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex 2935)

Topics:

  • Colon cancer
  • Stress management
  • Eating healthy on a budget
  • Healthy relationships
  • Communicating effectively with your provider

Cooking Classes

The Research and Health Promotion department offers free cooking classes to SYH patients. The classes focus on teaching children and families healthy eating habits in the community while making healthy and delicious meals.  The cooking classes are offered to all SYH patients through SYH’s Cocina.  The Cocina is an educational kitchen located inside the Maternal and Child Health Center (MCHC). Specialized classes for children and pregnant women are available.

Contact Person: Jazmin Nuno, Program Supervisor

Email: jnuno@syhc.org

Phone: 619-662-4100 (ex 2935)

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