The UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity focuses on reducing disparities in incidence, prevalence, mortality and burden of disease experienced by disadvantaged and underserved populations. As a research center, we are committed to developing, implementing, evaluating and disseminating effective and efficient strategies to mitigate health inequities. 

We recognize that the health disparities we seek to address result and persist due to entrenched racial and social inequities in our nation.

We recognize racism as a pressing public health issue. This problem is evident in the tragic acts of violence perpetrated against people of color by individuals and systems charged with protecting them. This problem is also evident in the disproportionate burden of diseases, including COVID-19, that is borne by communities of color.

We are incredibly proud of our community partners and their ongoing dedication to working for social justice. Our work would not be possible without you. We applaud you and will continue to support you to the best of our abilities.  

In the words of Michelle Obama:  “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out." 

In the coming days, weeks and months, we will work closely with our faculty, staff, students, and community partners to identify ways that we can do better.

Black lives matter.


There are steps we can all take to support black lives, fight racism, and be in community with others. Below, please find some resources and ways you can get involved.

 

Learn About Systemic Racism and Recognize Unconscious Bias:

Obama Foundation

Resources for learning more about police violence and antiracism in the U.S. and ways to support and engage in encouraging reform. 

Racial Equity Tools

Provides tools, research, curricula, and ideas for individuals and groups working toward racial equity at multiple levels. 

California Conference for Equality and Justice

Resources for eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism through education, conflict resolution, and advocacy. Provides online trainings, workshops, and dialogue opportunities for youth and adults. 

UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Resources for Racial Trauma

Provides information on services and resources from UCLA and other organizations. 

Embrace Race LA Toolkit

A comprehensive resource that provides support for facilitating dialogues about race. 

 

Take Action

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles

Learn about current campaigns and ways to support.

California Online Voter Registration

Check your registration status and register to vote now!

 

Support Black-Owned Businesses

LA's Black-Owned Restaurants

African American Literature Book Club

Upcoming Events

2
Jul

Confronting COVID-19: The Toll of the Virus on LA's Most Vulnerable Communities

12:00 am

 

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Los Angeles’ Black and Latinx populations and other ethnic minority and disadvantaged groups. Persistent health disparities combined with housing patterns, lack of financial resources, and other factors have put members of these groups at the highest risk in the current pandemic. During this webinar, we will examine the social, economic, and geographic factors that have contributed to the spread of the disease and further deepened race and class disparities. The speakers will focus on local data showing how inequalities vary by neighborhood and shed light on some of the reasons for these neighborhood differences. A moderated discussion will follow. The goal is to provide participants with new tools to tailor the public health response and inform public policy.

Center News

COVID-19 Resources for Community Groups

 

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Announcing our 2020 Community Grantees

 

The UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center...

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New Center Member: Dr. Kim Reynolds

Our Center would like to welcome our newest member affiliate, Dr. Kim Reynolds!

Kim Reynolds, Ph.D., is...

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Health Equity News

COVID-19 Resources for Community Groups

 

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New Report! Leading Health Indicators 2030: Advancing Health, Equity, and Well-Being

Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Leading Health Indicators 2030: Advancing Health,...

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Building a Business Case for Racial Equity – New National Report

SOURCE: W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

 

By 2050, more than half of U.S. workers and consumers will be people of color....

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