Latino Center for Health
The Latino Center for Health, established in partnership with the School of Social Work and the Graduate School, provides leadership to promote the well-being of Latinos regionally and nationally, focusing on innovative community-engaged research, mentorship and training opportunities for students and faculty.
Drawing on the University’s scholarship and expertise in health sciences, behavioral health and child welfare, the center is undertaking research in the following areas: health-service access and use, behavioral health, violence prevention, occupational and environmental health, and binational collaborations.
Key to the our success are close partnerships with Latino community stakeholders so that evidence-based practices and policies are developed and implemented in culturally responsive ways. This approach helps to deliver sustainable, measurable and meaningful improvements to Latino health and well-being as well as build curriculum and training programs for future leaders