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UC San Diego, Department of Pediatrics Center for Community Health promotes evidence-based health practices at the community level. We achieve this goal largely through translational research, translating advances from basic science and clinical research into the community. Our Center promotes optimal health in all populations through interventions that target chronic disease and obesity prevention.​

Featured Programs

Our faculty work on the local, national, and international levels to create programs aimed at improving the quality of child development and children's health.

Our programs include:

  • Retail Program
  • Worksite Wellness Program
  • School Wellness Program
  • Faith-Based Wellness Program
  • The Inland Desert Training and Resource Center (TRC)

    Free Resources

    We offer a number of free resources to help you live well, learn well and work well. Please visit often to take advantage of these free resources!

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    Media Highlights

    Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s businesses. We are proud to announce Karemi Alvarez has been awarded the San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business Award.” ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Our UC San Diego Center for Community Health-School Wellness Program was recently spotlighted in the news for two ​initiatives:

    "Farm to School in the Classroom", Cox Channel 4, Salute to Education

    Making an IMPACT: UC San Diego Tritons Model Fitness, Achievement at Edison Elementary

    Amina Sheik-Mohamed and Kelley Thompson ​are featured in Making the Rounds​, the official news blog from UC San Diego's Department of Medicine.