Tobacco Prevention Network - St. Mary Medical Center

Young Asian Woman smoking a cigarette

Funded by the California Tobacco Control Program and led by St. Mary Medical Center, CHER has been selected to lead the evaluation of a regional initiative to mobilize communities and to reduce tobacco-related disparities among Asians/Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County.

Community Wellness Program

Cambodian monks pray next to new Long Beach Cambodia Town sign

The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) leads the evaluation efforts for the Community Wellness Program (CWP), a mental health prevention and intervention project of The Cambodian Association of America (CAA) under the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Phase 2 Asian Pacific Islander Implementation Pilot Project funded by the California Department of Public Health. It is the first program of its kind that seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of culture-specific outreach techniques and intervention activities centered on shifting cultural norms about mental illness.

Long Beach Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention 7

My Sister’s Keeper will work to prevent and decrease the number of girls becoming gang-affiliated or gang-victimized (human-trafficked). CHER has been selected as the evaluator for this California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention Program (CalGRIP) 7 grant.