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Center for Healthy Communities at UCRSOM


The Center for Healthy Communities at UC Riverside

The School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) promotes research to improve the health of medically underserved, culturally, and economically diverse communities in the Inland Empire

The Center for Healthy Communities is administered by the UCR School of Medicine's Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health (SMPPH).

Cover of 2021-23 CHC Impact Report

Center for Healthy Communities 2021-23 Impact Report Now Available

The 2021-23 Center for Healthy Communities Impact Report is now available for download as a PDF. This document shows how the CHC serves the needs of the Inland Empire's culturally, linguistically and economically diverse communities and how we bridge the gaps to improve health outcomes in those communities.

Download the Impact Report

Get Involved: Join our ListServ

The CHC connects people who are interested in public health, community-based and community-partnered research in the Inland Empire.

Interested in joining the ListServ? Email

Joining Our Team

The Social Medicine, Population and Public Health department is recruiting talent with medical degrees or doctorates in the fields of public health, sociology, anthropology, psychology and economics to serve as faculty in the center.

Visit AP Recruit for faculty positions

Visit UCR Jobs site for staff positions

Student Research Experiences

Students interested in community-based research opportunities with the CHC, please download CHC Student Research Assistant Form, complete and send CV or resume to

Download the CHC Student Research Assistant Form

Center for Healthy Communities News

Getting tested for COVID
Communities of color experienced fear and mistrust of institutions during COVID-19 pandemic
UC Riverside-led study calls for culturally sensitive health interventions to address trauma
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Grant supports research on extreme risk of alcohol abuse among Pacific Islander young adults
To address the crisis, UC Riverside-led ream will design a culturally tailored group-based intervention
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American flag and camouflage
Study exposes plight of deported noncitizen veterans
UC Riverside-led research shows how deportation acts as a social determinant of health
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Sick child
Salton Sea environment detrimental to respiratory health of local children
UC Riverside-led study focuses on caregivers’ take on how the sea affects their children’s health
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