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Health Research for Action (formerly the Center for Community Wellness) at UC Berkeley is one of the School of Public Health’s initiatives to translate research findings into successful resources and programs for the public. HRA works with communities, foundations, private industry and government agencies to reduce health disparities and create more hopeful, empowered communities. HRA’s research shows that people are healthier when they have a strong sense of control over their lives. HRA’s key areas include: communication with the public and healthcare providers about health care reform, health literacy strategies to improve patient communication, environmental health communication, emergency preparedness communication, chronic disease interventions with patients, worker health strategies, global oral health programs, supportive programs for older adults, community programs for at-risk youth, pregnancy and parenting information resources, and many others.