An opportunity to create change in our community by developing solutions to California’s most pressing health equity concerns.
Many students are imagining a future where they can change the world, often starting with their local community. For those with a vision of improving health equity, a new competition from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR), conducted in collaboration with MolinaCares, will provide that opportunity in 2022 — the Health Equity Challenge.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shine a light on significant inequities in many aspects of health: insurance coverage and affordability, social determinants of health, and structural barriers to high-quality care. With the signs of inequity more obvious than ever, the increased focus has also spurred ideas from those who are closest to the problems.
Beginning in January 2022, UCLA graduate students were invited to turn their ideas into action and develop innovative community-based solutions to improve health equity in California.