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Leveraging UC and CSU faculty expertise to improve health equity through evidence-based policy

Improving health for California's most vulnerable populations

Children with doctor at checkup.

Chartering a pathway for health equity in California

The California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA) is a state-wide research translation center that provides a critical link between the University of California and the state's health policy community. 

Created by the University of California Office of the President at the behest of the California Legislature, Cal-IHEA builds on the university's public service mission and seeks to improve health equity in California through the translation of University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) faculty research evidence into policy and practice.

Cal-IHEA Newsletters

Cal-IHEA Funded Projects to Address Social Determinants of Health Through Cross-Sector Collaboration | June 2019

With new leadership, and its first-ever State Surgeon General, California has a renewed commitment to achieving health equity by addressing the root causes of health, and creating the conditions that allow all Californians to live optimally. Two Cal-IHEA Evidence to Action funded projects are bringing together researchers, community leaders, and residents to help make this vision a reality.

Universal Coverage Proposal Funded by Cal-IHEA Receives National Attention | April 2019

3.7 million people remain uninsured today, and two UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professors, Dr. Richard Scheffler and Dr. Stephen Shortell, have a solution.

Cal-IHEA Proposals Now Considered on a Rolling Basis | March 2019

Cal-IHEA continues to accept consultation requests from Legislative committees, caucuses, and offices on a rolling basis. Cal-IHEA is supporting Quick Strike Consultations linking multiple UC faculty to engage with the Select Committee (link is external) on the Social Determinants of Health.