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).

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 chc@medsch.ucr.edu

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 chc@medsch.ucr.edu.

Download the CHC Student Research Assistant Form


Center for Healthy Communities News

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection
UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive
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NIH grant supports new exploratory research aimed at studying Pacific Islander behavioral health
UC Riverside-led study will concentrate on alcohol use disorders in Pacific Islander young adults
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Study documents poor mental and physical health in rural borderland community members
UC Riverside-led study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working communities
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