Denise Payan

Led by Denise Payán, the California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA) Center has been renewed and relaunched at UCI Public Health. Cal-IHEA brings together four UC campuses as exemplars of inclusive access and equity to research and education. It is a state-wide research and policy center that supports the translation of research evidence into state health policy and public health practice to improve health equity in California. Cal-IHEA’s work spans three priority areas: 1) building a workforce for health equity by providing training opportunities for uc students to conduct health equity-focused work and research; 2) collaborating with diverse stakeholders to narrow health disparities and inequities through partnerships with an array of policy stakeholders; and 3) translating research findings into state and local policy and practice through evidence-briefings and policy briefs.

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