Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities

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The Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities was established at UCLA in 1995 to address some of the most challenging health and social problems facing children and families.


To improve society’s ability to provide children with the best opportunities for health, well-being, and the chance to assume productive roles within families and communities.

Projects & Programs

  • Systems Innovation and Improvement
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Training and Model Programs
  • Policy

Center News

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May 2, 2022
Life course intervention research optimizes health development and children’s well-being

Research led by Dr. Neal Halfon, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and founding director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, suggests that healthcare policymakers in the United States are not doing nearly enough to intervene in childhood to optimize later health outcomes.

Source: UCLA Health Read Full Article