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UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity

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 (


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.

Projects and Programs


Center Contact: 

Alison Herrmann
650 Charles Young Drive South
A2-125 CHS, Box 956900
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity in Action