AAIMM Breastfeeding Drive-Thru Event
Last August 21, the Northeast Valley WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and the San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Actions Team (SPA 2 AAIMM CAT) held their very first Breastfeeding Drive-Thru Event. Read More about the AAIMM Breastfeeding Drive-Thru Event
Team Feature Articles: Veronica Villasenor
As a STEM transfer student, Veronica Villasenor faced the ordeal of transferring alone from her community college in Central California to Los Angeles. After garnering experience and expanding her network, she managed to establish the START Office, a resource center for transfer students. Read more
Team Feature Articles: Steven Graves, PhD
Growing up a block and a half from the United States’ largest paper mill, Steven Graves could smell the pollutants from the mill every day. He believes that if he and his family lived upwind from the factory, his sister would not have contracted leukemia. Read More About Steven Graves
Team Feature Articles: Patty Kwan, PhD
Patchareeya “Patty” Kwan grew up in the 80s-era San Fernando Valley like many immigrant children did—navigating through unknown terrain and serving as an impromptu translator for their parents. When it came to medical matters, she acted as their bridge to information despite not being a medical professional. Read more about Patty Kwan
Team Feature Articles: Claudia Toledo-Corral, PhD
The word “diabetes” was something Claudia Toledo-Corral always heard throughout her childhood. Her family and her neighbors always talked about it, and from there, her curiosity morphed into an academic interest. Read more about Claudia Toledo-Corral
Team Feature Articles: Carrie Saetermoe, PhD
Saetermoe currently serves as the executive director of the HERE Center and a principal investigator of BUILD PODER. Her primary expertiselies in psychology, as she received her bachelor’s and master’s in psychology and her doctorate degree in developmental psychology and health psychology. Read More about Carrie Saetermoe
Team Feature Articles: Josey Vargas, PhD
From the beginning of his academic career, Jose Hugo Vargas has always been interested in psychology thanks to his mentors’ influence. Specializing in psychology and education, Vargas has always advocated for social justice, particularly for students. Read More About Josey Vargas
Team Feature Articles: Kacie Blackman, PhD
As an advocate fighting against infant and maternal mortality, particularly among black populations, Kacie Blackman has dedicated most of her research to lactation resources, policies for maternal health and maternity support resources. Read more about Kacie Blackman
Vision y Compromiso’s 18th Annual Virtual Conference
Join our center's partner Vision y Compromiso’s 18th annual virtual conference of interactive activities with promotores from around the nation! Take advantage of 3 days of opportunities to learn, network, bond, and have fun from October 1st to the 3rd. Read more
The Role of CSUN Food Pantry and Pop-Up Pantry on Well-Being, Academic Success and Food Security: A CSUN Student Perspective
Sign up for the focus group that explores the role of CSUN Food Pantry and Pop-up Pantry on participating student's well-being, academic success and food security! Read more
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Join us in spreading awareness about the unique struggles and disparities that underrepresented groups have to face regarding their mental health. Check out this list of local resources and share among your networks. Read more
CSUN Events for Black Lives Matter
Check out this list for some ongoing efforts at our campus to fight racism and support the Black community. Read more
COVID-19 Related Measurement Protocols
May 14, 2020
Important resources for biomedical researchers during COVID-19 pandemic: Visit PhenX Toolkit (https://www.phenxtoolkit.org/covid19/ ) page for a frequently updated list of verified COVID-19 research tools and protocols.
BUILD PODER Student Lorena Melendez is selected as EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar
April 8, 2020
Congratulations to BUILD PODER Scholar Lorena Melendez on being selected to join the 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars, a national program that prepares the next generation of health equity and social justice leaders! Read more..
National Minority Health Month
April 15, 2020
Do you know that April is the National Minority Health Month? Join us to stay active and healthy from home! Visit the HHS Office of Minority Health’s National Minority Health Month website for upcoming virtual events, downloadable materials, and resources on how to stay active and support physical, mental and emotional wellness. Click here.
CSUN Today on "Collaborating for Change"
March 23, 2020
The HERE Center's first community-academic partnership conference, Collaboration for Change, has been featured on CSUN Today, check out the article here!
Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17): Join the movement!
March 13, 2020
Black women in Los Angeles County are 4 times as likely to die in childbirth than women from any other ethnic group. From April 11-17, we at the HERE Center honor Black Maternal Health Week and strive for health equity and an end the structural and everyday racism that kills and harms Black Mamas and their infants. Find out more here.
Community-Academic Partnerships Conference: Collaborating for Change Highlights
Thank you for coming to our first annual CSUN Community-Academic Partnerships Conference: Collaborating for Change on February 26! Read more
March of Dimes Focus Groups in the Antelope Valley
As you may know, March of Dimes is conducting focus groups and listening sessions to learn more about the patient experiences of Black women as well as barriers and solutions to improving access to quality prenatal care in the Antelope Valley. Focus groups will be held with Black women with a prior preterm birth, clinicians providing prenatal care to Black women, and community-based organizations serving Black women and families. We will use the focus group learnings to develop programs and policies to improve birth outcomes and reduce racial disparities. Read more
Community Doula Townhall
Join us for the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) Los Angeles Health Justice Team Community Doula Townhall on Saturday, February 22, 2020. After decades of Black women fighting to end the Black Infant and Maternal Mortality crisis, we have entered a new era of opportunity. Though the fight is far from over, there is new support and interest in community, from government and elected officials to work together and with communities to eliminate this health disparity. Read more