The Center for Health Advancement produces knowledge that helps decision-makers in all sectors to formulate policies and programs that improve the health of all communities.
A wide range of opportunities have tremendous potential to transform health, and yet are under-utilized or not implemented at all. Our job is to identify those supported by strong evidence and show the difference they can make for the well-being of all members of a community. Because the major determinants of health disparities are social, economic and environmental.
Within the health sector, the Center’s work focuses on how to replace wasteful expenditure with social investments that yield greater returns.
The Center’s core expertise includes:
- impact assessment
- health forecasting
- modeling and analysis for inter-sectoral planning
The Center’s research collaborations support a broader understanding of how to improve the public’s health and health equity. By involving faculty from throughout the Fielding School of Public Health and across UCLA, the Center boasts extensive know-how, including expertise in non-health sectors, such as education, transportation, housing, environmental protection, community planning, agriculture, public welfare, and economics.
We are proud to count governmental agencies, foundations, academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations among our funders and collaborators.
The Center presents and disseminates its analyses in plain language to maximize access by the community at large. It also provides training and technical assistance to facilitate effective implementation of its recommendations.
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