Health Disparities Core


Our mission is to support, direct and advise those working to reduce the health disparities in prevention and care and promote resilience in Bay Area communities most impacted by HIV (including LGBTQ, minority and people of color).

The Health Disparities Core is part of a major new effort funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) to curb the HIV epidemic in California by creating unique interventions tailored to hard-to-reach populations--reducing disparities in HIV prevention, testing and treatment.

Three new CHRP grants are supporting innovative projects at UC Centers for AIDS Research in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. The Centers will collaborate with community groups to find, test and treat hidden and high-risk populations. If successful, their novel strategies could be more broadly implemented across California.

While services may be easily accessed in some communities, they can be far from reach for others, particularly the poor, people of color, sexual minorities, homeless youth, and women suffering from domestic violence, substance abuse or mental health issues.

As a result, there has been a shift in the profile of the HIV epidemic, taking a devastating toll on trans communities, young people, women, and Black and Latino men. Health in these underserved communities would improve if we can effectively address disparities in access to prevention and treatment.

Specific Aims

  1. Increase the number of studies addressing disparities
  2. Increase the number of publications by CFAR investigators that address disparities
  3. Increased the number of collaborations between CFAR investigators and community-based agencies/health departments
  4. Monitor and document the outcomes