Recent Updates & Events

Read the latest news from UEPI

August 12, 2016

Three interns spent 10-weeks this summer learning by doing at health organizations in Los Angeles.

July 22, 2016

From 2014 to 2016 UEPI's Healthy School Food Coalition mobilized a diverse coalition of community members and groups to continue advocating for healthy school food and nutrition policy at local schools in Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles.

May 5, 2016

Learn about the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak and the health concerns of the local community. Produced by VICE NEWS, the video discusses the environmental health risks of urban oil fields and regulatory loopholes in California. Bhavna Shamasunder, Oxy professor and UEPI staff member, is featured in the video.

April 19, 2016

On April 5th fourteen Moving Forward Network members from across the country met with US EPA Administrator McCarthy in Washington, D.C. These members came from Southern California, the Bay Area, Houston Texas, Kansas City, Kansas, Charleston, South Carolina, Tallahassee, Florida and New Jersey.

February 22, 2016

Responding to the need for community based information about the Zika virus, interns from the UEP 307 Public Health Practicum class have partnered with staff from the MEND Clinic, a practicum partner site to develop a fact sheet in Spanish and English.

December 5, 2015
The Healthy School Food Coalition at the Urban & Environmental Policy Institu
November 1, 2015

UEPI is in its third year of participating in Choose Health LA: an initiative of the LA County Department of Public Health aimed at improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and reducing obesity across the LA region.

August 3, 2015
 Last week the Moving Forward Network launched the Zero Campaign website to protect all communities from air emissions from ports and freight systems. A wonderful video produced by Leah Mahan profiles the stories of Network members.
August 2, 2015
Zoom in on the map below to access an interactive campus guide to Oxy's water fountain - a special project of our Water Works health program. Stay hydrated, Oxy!