About Us

About the CHES Collaborative

CHES (Community Health Equity Solutions) is formed by the USC Collaboration Fund to foster collaborations across disciplines and create new research and educational opportunities. This multidisciplinary collaboration spans over ten schools, seven university centers and institutes, and over fifty faculty members and students. Our researchers often utilize community engagement and empowerment models to address the “wicked” problems identified by the USC Provost Office. Such problems include poverty, food security, social justice, cancer, environmental justice, sustainability, immigration, and climate change. With the racial, ethnic, cultural, and immigrant diversities of the USC community and the Los Angeles location, CHES presents an exciting vision which will expand the horizon of public health research and policy, develop effective strategies that are applicable and sustainable to reduce the health disparities among immigrants, and enrich the American culture.


We seek out and welcome participants from the USC faculty and students, as well as our local communities to join CHES.

If you are interesting in becoming a CHES member, please fill out the form here. We look forward to working with you!