Special populations, including children, older adults, vulnerable groups affected by health disparities and under-represented groups are prioritized because of their poor health status in Los Angeles County and nationwide. The inclusion of special populations has profound implications for society and is within the purview of the emerging science of health and disease evolution over the life course. To facilitate inclusive research, the Integrating Special Populations Program (ISP) unites outstanding academic leadership and expertise with 14 community partners with exceptional breadth, experience and dedication to the health of special populations. Our initiatives include the Value-Based Care Research Consortium, the Patient Portal Research Group, and the Latinx Health Initiative.
Integrate special populations into the research enterprise of the UCLA CTSI