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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 2020-21 CHC Impact Report

Center for Healthy Communities 2020-21 Impact Report Now Available

The 2020-21 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

Screen shot of Ann Cheney's award annoucement
Cheney Named Outstanding Faculty Mentor for 2022
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Salton Sea
Mired in silence
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High religiosity/spirituality linked to better cardiovascular health
UC Riverside-led study focused on African Americans living in Jackson, Mississippi
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Two School of Medicine faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine
Deborah Deas and Mario Sims are recognized for their contributions to advancing public health
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