HERE Center

HERE Center

Health Equity Research and Education

With a liberatory spirit, the San Fernando Valley’s HERE Center works with communities by nurturing collaborative research to improve health equity! Get Involved Today!

For members of the CSUN community seeking a progressive environment for researching health equity, the HERE Center provides resources and opportunities that promote scholarly collaboration to empower communities toward reducing health disparities. For more information check out the links below.

Important News

In Plain Sight and Growing Unabated: The Global Phenomenon of Human Trafficking

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

In Plain Sight Flyer

Join us for our speaker event, In Plain Sight and Growing Unabated: The Global Phenomenon of Human Trafficking, featuring Dr. Chanchanit Martorell.Chanchanit has years of experience advocating for human rights, small business development, and affordable housing development. Read more

The Equitable Housing Project: Addressing the Critical Social Research Gap Abstract

May 24, 2023

Cassie Labs Flyer Mockup

This white paper advocates for a critical social research approach that challenges prevailing narratives and explores the underlying social structures contributing to houselessness. The Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center’s Equitable Housing Research Project aims to address the gap in critical social research concerning houselessness. This project focuses on investigating the multifaceted aspects of houselessness and promoting equitable housing solutions. Through rigorous research and analysis, the HERE Center generates valuable insights and actionable recommendations for policymakers, organizations, and communities. By bridging the knowledge gap, this initiative endeavors to catalyze positive change in addressing houselessness and fostering equitable housing opportunities for all. Read more

BUILD PODER and HERE Center Faculty win grants and strengthen community research

November 30, 2022

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With a wide range of different research foci centered on addressing health disparities in the SanFernando Valley, faculty member of Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research (PODER) and the Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center serve as models for how research can support social justice ideals and local outcomes. Over the past two years, they have been awarded grants to fund their health equity-related projects and share their research expertise with the community. 


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Transfer Student Week Recap 2022

November 2, 2022

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Last October 17-21, the Badge Project, the Transfer Student Alliance, and the Office of Student Success hosted National Transfer Student Week both on-campus and virtually. This was CSUN’s second consecutive celebration of the nationwide event. Read more


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