Public Health

Completed Projects

Corner Store Makeovers in East Los Angeles: Improving Healthy Food Access (2012-2014)

CSRC associate director Alex Ortega is co-leader of a project through the UCLA Center for Population Health and Health Disparities addressing food access disparities in East Los Angeles.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act: Issues of Equity Related to Access to Health Care Affecting Non-English Speaking Latinos (2010-2014)

With this project, the CSRC’s goal is to explore all facets of the issue of health care access for Latinos, including Title VI compliance.

UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) (2010-2014)

The CSRC is a member of the Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP), one of the cores of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

Blum’s Initiative for the Study of Poverty and Health in Latin America (2012-2013)

UC Regent Richard Blum provided resources for the creation of a cluster course for UCLA undergraduates dealing with the intersectionality of Latin America, poverty and health.

California Program on Opportunity and Equity (2008-2010)

Originally headquartered at the UC Office of the President (UCOP), under the CSRC’s stewardship, three UCLA ethnic research centers conducted an ongoing dialogue with elected officials with the goal of engaging in research that is relevant to public needs and priorities. 

Project REACH: Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Families to Prevent HIV Transmission (2008-2010)

A subgrant from the UCLA Center for Community Health (CCH) enabled the CSRC to develop a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to introduce Project REACH to potential participants and stakeholders. 

Project STRIVE: Preventing Chronic Homelessness Among Runaway Teens (2008-2010)

The purpose of this longitudinal study headquartered at the UCLA Center for Community Health was to develop an intervention strategy to help families learn how to resolve family conflict, which is a primary reason that adolescents run away from home.