The Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) partners with community members, organizations, service providers, policymakers, academia, government, local health systems, and researchers to identify and research public health priorities towards the goal of improving health equity in Los Angeles County. CERP develops, implements, and refines models of community engagement and community capacity building, and facilitates research collaborations between academics and community partners. Activities include designing and developing new models of engagement with public and private health systems; advancing the use of local health and social data by community stakeholders, and expanding patient and community participation in a broad range of scholarly activities and studying the impact of this enhanced participation on translational research. CERP also advances training and development opportunities, engages in capacity building, and focuses on impactful outcomes to achieve social change. 

For more information, please visit the CERP webpage.

Last updated
November 15, 2023