Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Family and Community Health is to reduce health inequalities through health promotion and disease prevention research and evaluation. As part of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, we work collaboratively with health departments and other government agencies, schools, and community organizations to foster the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based health promotion strategies across the life span with a special focus on diverse, vulnerable populations.

As the UC Berkeley Prevention Research Center, we are one of 37 Prevention Research Centers supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cooperative Agreement #1-U48-DP-001908).

Collaborative Partners

Our Center was developed in association with state and local public health agencies, including the California Department of Health Services and the Alameda County Public Health Department. We have collaborated with local community-based and health care organizations, including Asian Health Services, the Korean Community Center of the East Bay, the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, the Dental Health Foundation and the Public Health Departments for the City of Berkeley and San Francisco. In conjunction with the Korean American Community Advisory Board (KCAB), a major focus of the Center is on Korean-American community health.