Health Care Institute


Improving the health of our family at a time.

About the Program


UCLA/Johnson&Johnson Health Care InstituteThe UCLA Health Care Institute’s (HCI) strategic management approach to health promotion and disease prevention is designed to assist early-childhood education organizations improve the health of their staff, families and children, while building a culture of wellness. HCI has a portfolio of low literacy health education topics that are culturally sensitive, and it includes:

  • Sick day management and injury prevention
  • Oral health promotion
  • Diabetes and obesity prevention
  • Mental health and wellness

HCI provides a structured set of tools and processes for strategic implementation of health promotion, and incorporates various learning formats:

  • In-person education sessions
  • Reading materials and toolkits
  • Webinars and parent trainings

UCLA/Johnson&Johnson Health Care InstituteOrganization teams also participate as if they were parents in a mock parent-training session. This allows teams to experience firsthand what parents would experience during a parent training session.

Since 2001, the HCI has trained over 120,000 families in 10 languages and in 50 states. Its training methodology is used by over 300 Head Start grantees and has consistently delivered measurable outcomes in improving knowledge, changing behavior and reducing unnecessary utilization of health care services.

What Can HCI Do for You?


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As a result, HCI can:

  • Increase school attendance
  • Increase parents' work attendance
  • Increase staff, parent and community engagement
  • Improve the health literacy of staff and families
  • Strengthen community partnerships

Why Is Health Literacy Important?


Health literacy is an essential tool that can help parents help their children meet the objectives supporting school readiness.

Health literacy is taking center stage as an imperative for improving health care and health outcomes. HCI recognizes that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials have to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. HCI recognizes that improving health literacy is a key stepping-stone to creating healthier families, healthier children and healthier communities.

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Upcoming Program Details


We offer multiple programs throughout the year. Please check back periodically for additional dates and locations.


National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The UCLA Health Care Institute is a partner in the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW), which is funded and jointly managed by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care, in partnership with the Health Resource Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems. NCECHW is part of the federal early childhood training and technical assistance (T/TA) system, designed to build capacity and create sustainable early childhood practices at the regional, state and local levels.

Federal early childhood training and technical assistance (T/TA) system

As part of NCECHW, HCI is conducting a national training for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. For more information on this training please see links below:

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Contact Us


If you have any questions, please contact Carol Wang at

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Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Ste C-305
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481