CPR³ is focused on helping to improve the lives and livelihoods of all Californians 

The California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research (CPR³) funds policy-relevant public health research

CPR3 is dedicated to understanding the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the individuals and communities throughout the state. To do this, CPR3 is working to prioritize and fund University of California (UC)-wide research into how the pandemic and pandemic response efforts have affected physical, mental, economic, educational, and social well-being. With a focus on collaboration across disciplines and equity, CPR3 brings together UC investigators, policy makers, public health experts, and community members.

This exciting new research initiative emphasizes both pandemic recovery – helping all Californians have a sense of renewed and/or improved wellbeing – and readiness in the face of future surges and pathogens. This approach recognizes that recovery and readiness are two key elements to ensuring long-term resilience throughout California.  

Learn more about our Mission, how we define Recovery and Readiness, our Principles, and our approach to Partnership.

Our Priority Research Areas

Children & Adolescents

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents (including health and social determinants of health), and the role of intersecting social, structural, and economic factors at household and community levels

Mental Health

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, particularly among sub-populations at increased risk such as the elderly, children, people with pre-existing conditions, and communities with underlying social vulnerabilities

Social & Economic Outcomes

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social and economic outcomes (e.g., those related to household finances, housing/mobility, labor markets, etc.) and evaluation of policies/interventions designed to mitigate or stabilize these effects

Behavior Change & Public Health Communication

Behavior change strategies to improve relevance, acceptance, and uptake of pandemic-related recommendations, policies and interventions, including public health communication approaches


Learn about how CPR3 is funding critical research related to these priority areas.

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