UCLA Health Equity Challenge awards up to $200,000 annually to develop solutions to health equity issues in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, or Riverside counties.

Services Provided

Analysis, research, and technical assistance to implement local public health interventions in collaboration with local community-based organizations.

Who We Serve

Policymakers, community organizations, researchers, and local communities in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.

Mission and Goals

UCLA graduate students propose solutions to address health equity issues that community-based organizations (CBOs) can implement within their practices. Each year, up to 15 applications are selected for the competition. The Independent Review Committee will select up to four final proposals, and four associated CBOs will receive funding of up to $50,000 for implementation. The competition aims to address the significant inequities highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic in various aspects of health.

Partnership Inquiries

Kathryn Kietzman, PhD, MSW
Director of the UCLA Health Equity Program