Dedicated to promoting health and wellness in communities with the largest health disparities, the UC San Diego-Center for Community Health offers a wide range of services to help community organizations, local leaders, community members, and others interested in creating healthy places to live, play, work and live. Our team of experts provides advanced skills and abilities in:
- Active transportation
- Coalition building
- Community food projects
- Worksite wellness
- Faith-based wellness
- Farmworker health
- Farm-to-fork initiatives
- Food justice approaches to health equity
- Healthy retail
- Media advocacy
- Photovoice (and other community-based action research strategies)
- Public will building
- Branding for healthy food and beverage promotion
- School wellness and youth engagement, and so much more
Overview of Services
A. Training & Technical Assistance: Our multi-disciplinary team provides capacity building resources and training opportunities in evidence-based, best practice-based, and innovative strategies and techniques to improve health outcomes in under-served and low income communities with large health disparities.
B. Program Design & Implementation: We provide learner-centered, multi-layered training opportunities for community partners with innovative evidence- and best practice-based strategies and techniques to improve health outcomes for low-income and under-served communities with large health disparities.
C. Research & Evaluation: Our renowned researchers and evaluation specialists specialize in numerous topics including child and maternal health, obesity prevention, health disparities and more.
D. Coalition Building: Our team of experts can assist in generating stakeholder interest, engaging partners and community members, strategic planning and goal-setting for new or existing coalitions and collaborations.
E. Media: With the knowledge of in-house communications experts and outside consultants, we provide a series of media basics and media spokesperson training workshops for public health departments and community-based non-profits.