Few disciplines are as collaborative as public health. Practitioners and researchers collect evidence on what is needed to improve the health of populations, and develop policies and programs to put those findings into practice. This occurs in partnership with communities, which bring their expertise and understanding to tackle public health problems.
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has forged strong, enduring, and meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout Los Angeles, across the country, and around the world — among other things, raising the voices of communities and building the capacity of the public health workforce to address the major public health issues of the day while striving to achieve health equity. With the expertise and first-hand experience of community-based organizations, grassroots advocacy groups, hospitals and health clinics, local health jurisdictions, government agencies, and others, UCLA Fielding faculty, students, staff, and alums collaborate to address barriers and create conditions conducive to health and wellness.