The Built Environment and Public Health Council (BEPHC) is a group of students, faculty and staff involved in promoting the intersection of the fields of the built environment (planning, architecture, development, engineering, design, etc) and public health (BEH). This organization will serve to facilitate the discussion and further develop member’s knowledge and ability to address issues related to the built environment and health through programs, events, and leadership development.
The purpose of this student group is to provide a place for conversation at UCLA around the built environment and health, to advocate on behalf of students and organizations dedicated to the subject, and to increase the visibility of the research being done on health and the built environment.
We aim to raise awareness and increase knowledge about the connections between the built environment and health among the UCLA community and beyond. We envision a world where the built environment has a positive impact on public health, and planning and design decisions are made with health as a priority.