California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA)

The California Initiative For Health Equity and Action is a state-wide research translation center that provides a critical link between the University of California and the state’s health policy community. Created by the University of California Office of the President at the behest of the California Legislature, Cal-IHEA builds on the university’s public service mission to address significant health care policy issues affecting California’s low-income populations. The program seeks to improve health equity in California through the translation of UC and California State University (CSU) faculty research evidence into policy and practice through independent research and policy analysis conducted by the academic community both inside and outside the University.