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We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 UCLA KP Center for Health Equity Seed Grants!

Growing up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Tanya Olmos, MPH, saw friends and family deal with a multitude of barriers to receiving equitable, adequate health care.

“It was—and is—common to see children translating for parents during medical encounters, and many of my friends and family would forgo medical services for fear of the cost or inability to leave work [to attend an appointment],” says Olmos.

During her residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology, Fola May witnessed first-hand the ugly effects of colorectal cancer among African Americans.

“African American patients are more likely to get colorectal cancer and to die of it, are more likely to present at advanced stages, and are less likely to receive appropriate screening tests than white patients,” says Dr. May.

We are pleased to congratulate Ms. Nancy Halpern Ibrahim, the Executive Director of our partner organization Esperanza Community Housing, for receiving the 2015 UCLA Award for Community Service for her decades of work improving the living conditions and overall health of low-income families in Los Angeles.

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What do you get when you combine theater, humor, and sexual health information?

An innovative, dynamic, evidence-based sexual education program for high school students. 

The Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at UCLA, along with the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, is pleased to announce a new grant awarded to Drs. Paul Chung and Bergen Nelson by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Drs. Chung and Nelson will partner with the Developmental Screening and Care Coordination project at 211LA, led by director Patricia Herrera, as well Clínica Oscar A. Romero and its Medical Director, Dr.

In the study led by Dr. Beth Glenn, associate director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Healthy and At-Risk Populations Research Program, and the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, researchers asked parents about their attitudes toward melanoma prevention, how at risk for melanoma they believed their child to be, and their current use of sun protection strategies for their child.

Congratulations to Maribel Marin, Executive Director of our partner organization 211 LA County, as the recipient of the Project Collaboration of the Year award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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"While the damage to people’s heath is well documented, less understood is the economic consequences of health inequity, particularly among men. A recent study from researchers at Johns Hopkins analyzed the data and found that inequity imposes huge costs on men of color.

The Community Prevention Task Force's new Community Guide Toolbox is an online resource that works hand-in-hand with The Community Guide website to help public health practitioners apply evide