Director, Strategy & Development
efren aguilar serves as the Director of Strategy and Development for the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities (CHCFC). The CHCFC is a joint research center of the David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The CHCFC currently conducts multidisciplinary, equity- and community-based research, policy, and training in over 70 cities and communities. Our mission is to promote children’s lifelong health, development, and well-being in the context of their families and communities. His work emphasizes the democratization of data and inclusion of local residents in developing: 1) community-based planning efforts; 2) actionable research; and 3) place-based funding decisions as core strategies to achieve health equity. His professional experience runs a broad range of issues including social justice, homelessness, supporting displaced political refugees, domestic violence, education, public health, and child development.
Working in the field for more than 25 years, efren supports the strategy and development of a number of Center projects including Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) Reimagining Children's Rights (RCR), All Children Thrive (ACT). In addition to strategy and development, efren also serves a role at the Center to provide technical assistance on population measures and their community contexts through the development of a whole-child equity measurement systems. This work includes support to the Doris Duke Population Change community of practice on Improving Community Wellness Measures. He is serving as a technical advisor to the New York Academy of Medicine East Harlem Action Collaborative for Child Health and Well-being Initiative and supports the UCLA Iris Cantor Women’s Center’s Reproductive Health and Environment Mapping Assessment Project (RHE-MAP).
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