The California Collaborative for Public Health Research (CPR3) serves as a blueprint for how state-wide academic and community public health partnerships can bridge research to policy to inform public health interventions, investments and decision-making. CPR3 is working to:

  • Foster research collaboration between UC campuses and public health jurisdictions in California
  • Generate policy-relevant evidence through research for emerging priorities
  • Expand streamlined data sharing between UCs and public health agencies beyond COVID-19

Learn more about CPR3’s mission:

Mission

 

Our Story

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a need to strengthen public health systems and coordinate across sectors to protect lives and livelihoods of all Californians, especially those most vulnerable and disproportionately impacted. As new evidence and tools about the disease emerged, the lack of an efficient channel between academic researchers and public health decision-makers became clear. In response, two University of California (UC) initiatives were launched in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to bridge the gap between research and policy.

The UC-CDPH Modeling and Advanced Analytics Consortium was launched in 2021 to provide real-time evidence generation to inform CDPH COVID-19 decision-making. UC faculty across an array of diverse disciplines work with CDPH disease modelers and public health experts to conduct innovative epidemiological nowcasting, forecasting, scenario building and advanced analytics. Efforts have focused on high-priority topics such as COVID-19 variants, vaccination, health equity, economic impacts, and other pathogens such as influenza and RSV.

The Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research (CPR3) was launched in 2022 to study the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response efforts, centered around equity and integrating community perspectives. The Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research funds policy relevant research and facilitates community engagement and evidence translation through strategic events that connect researchers, California policy makers, and community members.

We Changed Our Name

Launched as two separate initiatives, the UC-CDPH Modeling and Advanced Analytics Consortium and the California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research - were created to inform COVID-19 recovery efforts. As this work expanded into additional public health research areas and collaborations, these initiatives merged and rebranded as the California Collaborative for Public Health Research (CPR3) in January 2024.