Our mission: to empower decision-makers and stakeholders with evidence-based information and tools that advance policies and programs to improve the public’s health, quality of life, and health equity.
Our vision: a healthy world through well-informed, collaborative decision-making.
Our goal: to make rigorous policy analysis enjoyable and easy to use.
A Center study showed that cuts to after-school could impair the health of California’s poorest schoolchildren. After seeing the results of this study, state legislators reinstated means testing to prioritize funding for poorer schools and students.
Information on economic and health disparities in affected communities from our study on transit alternatives for Wilshire Boulevard was included by LA County Metro in their final Environmental Impact Assessment for the Westside Subway Extension – a multi-billion dollar project spanning over a decade with the potential to transform transportation in Los Angeles.
A Center Health Impact Assessment showed that free transit passes for students would help reduce truancy. This finding helped persuade the metro board not to increase youth fares in the recent fare adjustments.
Hospitals throughout Southern California are now using population health projections from the Center’s Health Forecasting Model in their community-benefit planning and reports to the IRS.