Image of the Center's new logo - four interconnected circles, with a blue circle on top, yellow and orange circles in the middle, and green at the bottom. The colors correspond to each program's logo - Blue for Data Informed Futures, Orange for All Children Thrive, Green for the Life Course Translational Research Network, and Yellow for the Social Impact Labs.

Today, the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities has unveiled its new visual identity. Our four major programs and initiatives have bold new logos and colors, and together, they form the Center's new logo. The logo represents the interconnected nature of our work and our programs - Data Informed Futures, All Children Thrive, the Life Course Translational Research Network, and the Social Impact Labs.


Data Informed Futures

DIF logo on Blue Box.

Empowering the advocates, allies and visionaries striving to transform children’s lives by providing unique, neighborhood-level data and mapping about children’s well-being that reveal geographic patterns of disparity and resilience.

Learn about Data Informed Futures

All Children Thrive

Illustration of All Children Thrive Logo, which looks like four orange petals with lines connecting the four petals in orange. Background includes orange box, with lines in the background for embellishment. Bottom left corner has Center for Healthier Children, Families, & Communities logo and right corner reads "All Children Thrive"

Reimagining cities as engines for activism, innovation and positive change so that all children, of all backgrounds, can thrive.

Learn about All Children Thrive

Life Course Translational Research Network

Image with green box and lines on the left, overlaid with LCT-RN logo. Text in top-right corner reads "LCT-RN" and bottom left corner reads "Life Course Translational Research Network." Center logo at the bottom right.

Bringing communities, families, practitioners, and researchers together to translate research into action.

Learn about the Life Course Translational Research Network

Social Impact Labs

Image with yellow box on left and line drawing of globe on the right. Overlaid with a dark blue triangle with text "Social Impact Labs", with center logo in the bottom left corner.

Redefining how universities, government, communities, and the private sector work together to make a sustainable social impact in communities.

Learn about the Social Impact Labs

About the Center

The Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities understands what it takes for children to thrive and finds new, more innovative and effective ways to make that possible. Working across multiple disciplines to recognize what works best, we never forget that behind every data point, there’s a child. For over 25 years, we’ve come to better comprehend systemic issues, re-imagining what’s possible, and developing groundbreaking approaches that reduce disparities and empower community leaders and partners to bring about lasting, positive change for children and families.

Led by founding Director, Neal Halfon, MD MPH, the Center has assembled an outstanding team of faculty and staff who bring diverse and tested talents, as well as a wide range of disciplines and perspectives to the Center’s work. Housed at UCLA, one of the preeminent research universities in the world, the Center’s transdisciplinary approach is critical to solving the complex and entrenched problems faced by children and families.

We understand that solving complex problems demands thinking that’s deep, wide and inclusive of those closest to the problem. We’ve reimagined cities and communities as engines for activism, innovation and positive change. The Life Course Health Development approach – incubated at the Center over the past two decades – has informed the design of our work, and has had an impact nationally and internationally on the way health is conceptualized and health systems are organized. The national Life Course Intervention Research Network, led by the Center, is currently advancing innovative approaches to improving children’s lifelong trajectories. Our program, Data Informed Futures, offers unique, neighborhood-level data and mapping tools that reveal geographic patterns of disparity and resilience in children’s health and well-being. With the Futures Team’s analytics, support and guidance, communities can build a roadmap for local action, and support local leaders to make data-informed decisions to reduce inequities and improve outcomes for children. Our research, training, innovative initiatives and “big picture” approach never lose sight of our mission: to reduce disparities in child outcomes and improve the lifelong health, development and well-being of children and youth.