UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity

Doctor administering a vaccine to a young child

The UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity (formerly Center to Eliminate Health Disparities) was established in 2004 to address the increasing disparities in health status and health care in the United States. The Center conducts community-based participatory intervention research in health promotion and disease prevention to mitigate disparities.

The Center also facilitates community and academic partnerships in research, trains future leaders in health disparities research, provides technical assistance for implementing evidence-based programs that build on community needs and existing assets, and hosts annual community symposia on critical public health issues.

This “center without walls” includes members from academia, government, and private/non-profit organizations to enable more effective collaboration with community partners to reduce health disparities across the lifespan. For more information, please visit the web site: healthequity.ucla.edu


Eliminating disparities in incidence, prevalence, mortality and burden of disease experienced by disadvantaged and underserved populations. The center concentrates on “keeping the public healthy” by targeting health promotion, disease prevention, and access to quality and timely care for all in need.

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Dr. Beate Ritz with her fellow Society for Epidemiologic Research’s award recipients
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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor honored with career accomplishment award

Dr. Beate Ritz received the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)'s Rothman Career Accomplishment Award for her work as a teacher and researcher.

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Close-up of COVID-19 virus
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Treatment of 'long COVID' hampered by limited research data, UCLA-led report says

In a new report, Dr. Joann Elmore, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, says research into 'long COVID' is hampered by research data of varying quality and consistency.

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