The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is an academic center on the California State University, Long Beach campus focused on community-based, health equity, health disparities, and minority health research. CHER has been in existence for approximately 21 years. Over the past two decades, the Center has garnered approximately $21 million dollars in research funding.

Recently CHER was awarded a second grant from the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program, to explore nicotine exposure resulting from the mixture of tobacco and marijuana, typical of certain marijuana use methods such as blunt smoking among marijuana-using young Black men.

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CHER and My Sister's Keeper Key Part of Panel with Community and Government Leaders

On August 2, 2022, CHER Director of Community Engagement & Evaluation, Dr. Parichart Sabado, was invited to take part in a panel presentation to discuss the evaluation of My Sister’s Keeper, a wraparound program funded by the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and led by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services...