Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Gun Policy

Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and Gun Policy

Scholars say that, overall, gun violence can be reduced by instituting a risk-based approach to firearms possession and purchases
UCLA Program Aims to Help Local Women at Risk for Heart Disease

UCLA Program Aims to Help Local Women at Risk for Heart Disease

As part of a UCLA-sponsored program which aims to understand how mobile phones and smartphones can be used to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes, several ladies from the Faithful Central Bible Church congregation were given a smartphone app to help them achieve their own heathy lifestyle goals.
Education, Training & Volunteerism

Education, Training & Volunteerism

We focus on how institutions of higher learning can apply their resources to improve the health system; train a more culturally competent and diverse health work force; and help build a nationwide infrastructure to support community health.
Community Health and Well-Being

Community Health and Well-Being

The Center has a long history of working with and for community members to involve them in the earliest stages of research design and to train them to be valuable assets in the array of systems that safeguard health and well-being.
Suicide and Bullying: The Research is There but Why Isn\'t It Put to Use?

Suicide and Bullying: The Research is There but Why Isn't It Put to Use?

Policies in place at schools and other environments for teens should be based on available data on the needs of LGBT youth and communities.
Training Promotores as Navigators for Health Research

Training Promotores as Navigators for Health Research

The BRITE Center and its community and academic partners are developing a research certificate program for community health workers.
Why We Need a Student Volunteer Health Corps

Why We Need a Student Volunteer Health Corps

A national student volunteer health corps, modeled on the U.S. Public Health Service Corps would bring needed preventive services into underserved communities.
Redefining the Process for Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Redefining the Process for Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

With training in the mental health needs of vulnerable populations, non-traditional first responders such as parents, teachers and spiritual leaders can help shepherd communities through disasters to the support services that they need to heal, recover and thrive.

Policy Impact Spotlight

Unequal Access Could Continue to Cost California's Same-Sex Couples Their Health and Money

The Obama administration has called for more equitable treatment of gay and lesbian couples, but without clear federal guidance on coverage expansions in health reform, employers' decisions may be driven by discriminatory state laws.

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Research Spotlight

School-Based Health Centers are an Untapped Resource for Addressing Disparities in Mental Health

Policymakers should invest greater resources in school-based mental health programs as a way to improve access to needed services for racial and ethnic minority adolescents.

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