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to the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society

The Center strengthens resiliency and mental health in partnership with communities. The Center houses UCLA clinical faculty that includes adult psychiatrists and psychologists, child and geriatric psychiatry specialists, and staff, including doctoral level social scientists, master's level statisticians, and research and administrative staff.

The Center conducts research to understand how health services are delivered and to improve health services for persons with psychiatric and neurologic disorders across the lifespan. Our focus ranges from access to care to how parity legislation and consumer education affects access, costs, quality and outcomes of services provided. While the Center has focused mainly on depression, schizophrenia and dementia, we also conduct studies on post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, panic disorders and other psychiatric and neurologic disorders.


Congratulations to Health Services and Society Principal Investigator Sheryl Kataoka, MD, MSHS, Professor-In-Residence, for being named the American Psychiatric Association 2015 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of mid-level to senior alumnae and alumni of the APA Spurlock minority fellowships and encourages continued involvement in the fellowship program. The Award will be presented to Dr. Kataoka at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Toronto on May 18, 2015.

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) highlights Center Investigators doing community partnered work to address depression disparities on their website:

Health Affairs releases videos on patient engagement and highlights the work of our Community Partners in Care study - Video 3 (starting at 2:45)

Congratulations to Community Partners in Care (CPIC) for being awarded the Joint 2014 Team Science Award in recognition of a 10-year effort to conduct community engaged, population-based translational science to improve care for depression in low-income areas. Click Here to Read the Press Release and View the Recipients (4/10/2014)

Click Here to Read RAND's Press Release on Community Partners in Care (6/25/2013)

National Institute of Mental Health Project Officer and Associate Director of Dissemination and Implementation Research David Chambers, Ph.D. discusses our collaborative research project Community Partners in Care in a new video featured on NIMH's website:

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In Kind Donations

To make a gift to the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, please click the link below, which will take you to the UCLA Semel Institute's online giving site. To designate your gift to UCLA HSS, please specify "UCLA Health Services and Society" in the Comment box or specify one of our programs: