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There are a growing number of initiatives to address social determinants of health within and outside of the health care system. Addressing them is not only important for improving overall health, but also for reducing health disparities that are often rooted in social and economic disadvantages. The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is hosting an event to discuss insights on incorporating social determinants of health to improve health outcomes.
Oladele “Dele” Ogunseitan, professor and founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected as a UC Presidential Chair. During his five-year nonrenewable term, he will help advance campuswide goals of encouraging new or interdisciplinary program development and enhancing the quality of existing academic programs. His appointment marks only the second time a UCI faculty member has held the distinction.
Enrique Valencia believes there are poisons in the soil in Santa Ana which are adversely affecting poorer neighborhoods. His organization, Orange County Environmental Justice, has been working with UC Irvine and other community members for the last two years to determine whether lead levels in Santa Ana soils are high enough to negatively affect residents.
UCI Public Health is a member of Orange County's Healthier Together, a community-wide initiative that aligns public and private resources within the public health system to improve health for all communities in Orange County.
Orange County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (OC PICH) is a collaborative project with non-profits, cities, the local health agency, and educational institutions in Orange County, CA. Our project focuses on increasing the community's access to healthy foods, physical activity, active transportation, and water consumption.