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The Centro Salud es Cultura closed in 2017.
Promotora de Salud Speaking with client at Centro Salud es Cultura


The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Centro Salud es Cultura was established in 2013 and closed in 2017. It’s goal was to support and create diverse community health initiatives. Our programmatic approach combines community-based participatory research and promotores’ efforts to create and increase access to culturally and linguistically-relevant health education, prevention, screening, and treatment. As part of our commitment to health promotion and community engagement, we established the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura in downtown Long Beach. The Centro served as a home for community and university leadership to foster educational and wellness initiatives, as well as to celebrate Latino culture through music, art, film and literature. The goal was to create opportunities for health, educational, and cultural promotion programming aimed at improving the lives of under-served Latinos. The launching of the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura created opportunities for community residents, youth, civic leaders, and university faculty to dialogue and engage in programs and activities regarding pertinent issues affecting Latinos.

Past Location

CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura
1205 Pine Ave #102.
Long Beach, CA 90813

The major goals of the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura were to:

  • Provide health and educational promotion to improve lives while reinforcing positive cultural values and resilience
  • Increase capacity to conduct health and educational equity programming in the Long Beach Latino community
  • Collaborate to develop effective community health and educational strategies to improve the lives of Latinos
  • Increase community outreach and engagement to foster leadership development and wellness
  • Foster understanding through activities that promote
  • Latino music, art, film and literature because creating healthy communities means celebrating Latino culture