The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality health care. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospital and clinic professionals are searching for novel ways to improve health care access and delivery. Yet many innovations never get as far as clinical practice, or they are put into action and fail before being tested fully.

Now, the new Southern California Center for Health Equity through Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDS) will bring together experts from many different disciplines and specialties to craft solutions for advancing patient-centered care in Los Angeles County.

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