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From the CDC's Division of Community Health (DCH):

A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease

Sections include:

  1. Incorporating Equity into Foundational Skills of Public Health
  2. Tobacco-Free Living Strategies 
  3. Healthy Food and Beverage Strategies
  4. Active Living Strategies

Download the full guide or individual sections here:

'To help residents change their home environment and reduce these risks, a group of public health experts from the Fielding School of Public Health led by professor William McCarthy, in partnership with researchers at USC and leaders from the East Los Angeles community, has devised a hands-on strategy that goes far beyond merely sitting down with residents to advise them about their diet and the benefits of physical activity.

In this report, the Panel presents four goals to increase HPV vaccine uptake: three of these focus on uptake in the United States. Several high-priority research questions related to HPV and HPV vaccines also are identified. - See more at:



From the Prevention Institute website:

The Bloomberg News features Dr. Virginia Li Starving China’s Tobacco Monopoly Is Li’s Smoking Cure. A professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Li was an anti-tobacco crusader with a PhD in public health and the crazy idea the Chinese could be persuaded to give up cigarettes.  READ MORE

In 2012, UCLA Professor Virginia Li published an article titled ‘Tobacco Crop Substitution: China's first Effort’. Just recently, in September 2013, the Terraproject Collectives in Rome released a nine-minute video about her work, China After Tobacco: The Lesson of Crop Substitution in Yunnan Province.

We are very excited to congratulate our community partner, Public Matters, on their recent LA2050 award of $100,000!  

Staff and researchers at the Center for Health Equity have been working with Pacoima Beautiful, a community environmental advocacy group, for several years.  A first step in this partnership was the collaborative design and implementation of a survey to assess community health needs that was administered to 200 community members by Pacoima Beautiful volunteers.

Researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $20 million federal grant to further their innovative efforts to curb obesity, a global pandemic that has reached the level of a national crisis in the United States.

Scientists from UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health led by Julia Heck, an assistant researcher in the school's epidemiology department and a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, have found a possible link between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and several childhood cancers: acute lymphoblastic leukemia (white blood cell cancer), germ-cell tumors (cancers of the testicles, ovaries and other organs) and retinoblastoma (eye cancer), particular