Resources & Services for Our Community

CDU faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged in our local community. Through various clinical services, pipeline programs and organizational partnerships, we work each day to increase access to healthcare for residents of South Los Angeles. These free services and programs are available for all local community members.

This is our mission, in action.

Programs & Partnerships

Pipeline Programs

We offer a variety of programs for underrepresented K-12 students to explore careers in medicine, science, research and health. Learn about our career academies, community STEMM labs and more.

Community Clinics & Care

Our faculty and students run a variety of clinical care services providing healthcare resources for local residents of Los Angeles county. We want to actively empower our neighbors by providing resources and knowledge needed to make healthy decisions.

OASIS Clinic

Free rapid HIV testing for Los Angeles county residents.

HIV/Aids Education and Community Outreach Project

Daily mobile testing throughout various Los Angeles county communities to increase access to HIV screening.

Mobile Health Outreach

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Equity in Healthcare Access

Researchers at CDU conduct culturally-aware research that benefits underrepresented communities and populations.

Drew C.A.R.E.S.

Drew C.A.R.E.S. researchers fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic by studying the behavioral and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Black Maternal Health Center of Excellence

We are conducting research that informs training and program development, and that actively addresses birthing disparities across Los Angeles County and the CDU community.

Upcoming Events & Community Dialogue

28 Feb
February 28, 2024 | 12:00pm

Join us for the annual event honoring the legacy of Dr. Fleming & his work in health disparities research. This event will have Dr….

Community Forum

The CDU Community Forum is a free monthly virtual forum where medical experts and community leaders discuss key issues impacting under-resourced communities.

Good News Radio

Good News Radio Magazine is a weekly radio broadcast on Accelerated Radio.
Wednesdays 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Co-hosts: Charles McWells and Melanie Rodriguez

Future College of Medicine and Health Professions Education Building

On the west side of our campus, an active expansion project is underway. The 100,000 square foot new Health Professions Education building will allow our growing College of Medicine programs room to expand.

This building will also include public spaces for CDU and the community to work together, making the Watts-Willowbrook-Compton area stronger and inspiring the next generation of CDU physicians.