The NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation & Leadership Training
The NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training works to develop health programs for underserved Latino communities, provide technical assistance to organizations already serving in this capacity, and furnish Latino communities with the research and education needed to facilitate the development of effective health programs and policies.
The need for the Center developed from a long standing relationship between faculty at California State University, Long Beach and leadership of the Institute for Hispanic Health at National Council of La Raza (NCLR). These organizations have worked to develop innovative educational programs and training that positively impact the health status and issues facing Latinos nationwide. Thanks to the support of the Congressional Hispanic Health Task Force, a Congressional Earmark was approved to establish the NCLR/CSULB Center for Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training. The Center houses a number of ongoing projects that aim to improve the health of the Latino community on local, regional and national levels.