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 that acknowledges the Center for Community Health’s comprehensive approach to addressing health disparities in partnership with underserved, immigrant, and refugee communities.

This award highlights our commitment to fostering inclusive health initiatives that directly impact California’s diverse populations, offering essential support and resources to those most in need. The recognition by the James Irvine Foundation is a testament to our team’s unwavering dedication and innovative strategies in promoting health equity.

To read the full article of this highlight, please visit UC San Diego’s news here. Additionally, we encourage you to view the announcement on the James Irvine Foundation’s website here and watch the video below. Join us in celebrating this achievement and discover how our collective efforts are making strides toward a healthier, more equitable future for all.

2024 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards

Advancing Health Equity through Collaborative, Community-Led Initiatives


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