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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.


HAAF (Healthy African American Families) is hosting their free "Just 2 Away: Beating Obesity Symposium" May 29, 2014 from 8am - 1pm at Holman United Methodist Church (3320 W. Adams Blvd.). For more information and to register Click Here or call (323) 292-2002. (5/1/2014)

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:

Upcoming Event - September 13, 2013:
Working Through Trusted Community Partnerships to Promote Mental Wellness
"Presenting Results from the Community Partners in Care Study and Providing Training in the Community". An interactive webinar offering a wonderful opportunity to participate from your chosen site. For more information and to register click here.

Community Partners in Care recently had two journal articles published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine:
--"Community-Partnered Cluster-Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Community Engagement and Planning or Resources for Services to Address Depression Disparities".
--"Community-Partnered Evaluation of Depression Services for Clients of Community-Based Agencies in Under-Resourced Communities".

The Washington Post, in their coverage of the Obama administration's proposed increases in mental health services accompanying their gun control initiatives, has referred to the Center's Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program as, "Perhaps the program most suited to Obama's goals." Read the whole story. Retrieved January 17, 2013.

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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: