The Latino Center for Health, established in partnership with the UW School of Social Work and the UW Graduate School in 2014, provides leadership for community-engaged research through authentic partnerships and capacity building with community stakeholders to promote impactful improvements in the health and well-being of Latinx communities in Washington state, regionally and nationally.
As an interdisciplinary research center, the Latino Center for Health builds on the university's expertise in health sciences with core faculty from the schools of public health, medicine and social work. The Center’s research foci include areas of physical and mental health, occupational and environmental health, and violence and injury prevention. The Center’s research and activities support and inform the development and implementation of culturally responsive evidence-based practices and policies that improve the health of Latinx individuals, families and communities in rural and urban settings. In addition, the Center mentors the next generation of leaders equipped to respond to current and emerging health issues facing diverse Latinx communities in the state and region.