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.

Our mission is to strengthen resiliency and improve the mental health of local and national diverse populations through rigorous research, effective programs, and partnering with consumers, children and their families, community-based and policy agencies.

Our Values

  • Community: collaborating with diverse partnerships to create an environment that promotes healthy development and well-being across the lifespan
  • Compassion: promoting respect, understanding and dignity towards persons and their families living in under-resourced communities
  • Creativity: using media, technology, and the arts to address stigma and engage populations
  • Communication: leveraging advances in mobile health technologies to improve access, engagement, and empowerment in mental health care
  • Commitment: dedicating effort and resources to engaging communities in all phases of research, from design to dissemination
  • Knowledge: employing rigorous partnered-research to promote a culture of health equity through two-way knowledge exchange and policy reform

News/Updates

Ethnicity & Disease Special Issue: Advances in Community Partnered Participatory Research: Behavioral Health and Beyond
Ethnicity & Disease Special Issue: Advances in Community Partnered Participatory Research: Behavioral Health and Beyond

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Special Event:<br>The Center Cannot Hold
Special Event:
The Center Cannot Hold

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia presents a live performance of excerpts from the opera and discussion with Dr. Kenneth Wells on Sept. 13th, 2018 at 7pm.
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the Behavior Therapist
the Behavior Therapist

Read our new journal article addressing mental health stigma through the arts in the April 2018 special issue of the Behavior Therapist with a commentary by Dr. Patrick Corrigan.

CPIC Film and "Thrive!" Selected for NAM's Visualize Health Equity Online Art Gallery
CPIC Film and "Thrive!" Selected for NAM's Visualize Health Equity Online Art Gallery

Thank you to the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for this honor.
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B-RESILIENT Wins 2017 UCLA Code for the Mission App Contest
B-RESILIENT Wins 2017 UCLA Code for the Mission App Contest

The texting app was co-created with community partner, Healthy African American Families II
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Dr. Kenneth Wells receives 2017 Carl Taube Award
Dr. Kenneth Wells receives 2017 Carl Taube Award

For Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Mental Health, presented by APHA on November 7, 2017
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The One With Friends
The One With Friends

A play about two people living with depression who connect over the TV show Friends.
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MHSA LA County Report
MHSA LA County Report

Click Here to Read The Mental Health Services Act in Los Angeles County
Evaluating Program Reach and Outcomes Report which was co-led by RAND and UCLA Center for Health Services and Society.

Dr. Jeanne Miranda Featured in New UCLA Film
Dr. Jeanne Miranda Featured in New UCLA Film

Dr. Miranda and other UCLA faculty share their story as first-generation college graduates.
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HSS Receives Arts Grant from California Arts Council
HSS Receives Arts Grant from California Arts Council

The grant, led by UCLA Clinical Scholar Dr. Kia Skrine Jeffers, will be a theatre production based on the Community Partners in Care study.
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The Center Cannot Hold featured in JAMA
The Center Cannot Hold featured in JAMA

The opera, based on the memoir by Elyn Saks, was featured in the Arts and Medicine section.
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Stream "The Center Cannot Hold" Opera
Stream "The Center Cannot Hold" Opera

Watch the opera for free in sponsorship by Mental Health America.
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Community Partners in Care: Video Summary