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Community Engagement

Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)

Featured Community-based Projects




Health Community Neighborhood Initiative

  • Multifaceted community partnered study that aims to improve health and health care in a predominantly African American and Latino community in South Los Angeles

Dr. Arleen Brown and D'Ann Morris present a poster on the design of HCNI.

Faith-based Cancer Screening Project

  • Capacity building for church promotion of cancer screening, implementing community health educators to identify, provide counseling, and follow up to congregants or community members who have not received recommended cancer screenings
  • Training of health educators, church and participant recruitment, evaluation of outcome, and potential effectiveness of the intervention. Community health conferences were organized highlighting project updates and results.

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Project

  • Partnership (Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA & Bright Star Charter Schools) to examine and explore the effects of a national school mental health club on mental illness stigma for students at three LAUSD high schools
  • Surveys, interviews, focus groups, community conference on the topic

  • Manuscripts:
    • In progress

GenX Project

  • Partnership (UCLA & LA Unified School District) to promote greater health and wellness outcomes in at-risk older adults, while simultaneously supporting academic and behavioral outcomes for children. Places older community volunteers into grades K-3 classrooms to help students improve reading and math skills
  • Implementation support, data collection for adults and children, outcome analysis

  • Featured Related Website

The GenX project works to engage older adult volunteers into grades K-3 classrooms to help students improve reading and math skills.

Barbershop and Blood Pressure Project

  • Community health promotion by barbers (trusted peers) with specialty-level hypertension medication management delivered in the barbershops by clinical pharmacists led by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Barber Eric Mohammad and Mark Sims, seated, checking Sims' blood pressure.


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