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).

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Center for Healthy Communities Impact Report Now Available

The 2018-19 Center for Healthy Communities Impact Report is now available for download as a PDF. This 12-page 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 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

PCORI award seeks to support students in recovery
Project is the first major effort in the UC system to assess the needs of students in recovery
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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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