A focus on equity, collaboration and inclusive engagement 

The following cross-cutting principles guide all CPR3 efforts:

  • Centering around equity. The COVID-19 pandemic both perpetuated and underscored long-standing inequities, many of which are rooted in structural and inter-personal racism. CPR3 is committed to supporting equitable public health research with diverse individuals and communities. 
  • Strengthening academic-community-public health collaboration. The UC system comprises ten campuses across the state. CPR3 has a unique opportunity to build coordination and collaboration across these campuses, such that insights and lessons learned can be shared with public health leaders in a timely and impactful manner.
  • Innovating through transdisciplinary, community-engaged research. Given the complex intersectionality of health, social determinants and economics, a multi-sectoral, transdisciplinary approach, inclusive of diverse stakeholders is needed. CPR3 aims to strengthen this crosstalk so that lessons learned can be effectively disseminated among policymakers, public health officials, researchers, community leaders and the public.