Our Executive Director, Blanca Meléndrez, and Refugee Health Unit Director, Amina Sheik Mohamed, were recently awarded the prestigious James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, an honor…
What we do:
Improve Health EquityAddress Food Security and Access to Healthy FoodsAdvance Health LiteracySupport Resident Leadership and CapacityEmpower YouthBuild Thriving Refugee and Immigrant CommunitiesReduce Health Disparities and Chronic DiseasesAdvance Healthy Policies, Systems, and Environmental ChangesSupport the Translation of Scientific Discoveries into Improved Health
We develop, refine, and share best practices to advance health equity and address the social determinants of health.Learn More
We aim to build healthy, sustainable communities. To do so, we transform our best practices into sustainable impactful community programs.Learn More
We promote and uplift community voice through community-centered co-led research to address health disparities and promote active civic engagement.Learn More
We develop models for community-centered education initiatives and culturally-competent health promotion efforts across UC San Diego and the region. We prepare the next generation of health equity leaders.Learn More
We offer best practices, capacity building services, research, and education to tackle community health inequities.
We support and develop best practices in mission critical programs to advance health equity and social determinants of health. Read more.
We aim to build healthy, sustainable communities and transform best practices into long-lasting and sustainable programs. Read more.
We conduct community-centered and co-led research which addresses health disparities and promotes engagement in the research process and its outcomes. Read more.
We develop models for community-centered education initiatives and culturally-competent health promotion efforts across UCSD and the region. We're preparing the next generation of health equity leaders. Read more.
We Joined ACTRI in 2021
The Center for Community Health is a Center within the Population Sciences and Community Engagement Unit of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UC San Diego. We play a pivotal role in transforming scientific discoveries into real-world health improvements. We target social and systemic factors affecting health through research and action to ensure equitable health opportunities for all.