The Latino Center for Health (LCH) was born in 2014 under the leadership of Dr. Leo Morales and Dr. Gino Aisenberg. The mission of the Latino Center for Health is to provide leadership to promote the health and well-being of Latinos in Washington State, regionally and nationally, across the lifespan. The Latino Center will bring about sustainable changes in health through innovative community-engaged research, and mentorship and training opportunities for students and faculty, drawing upon the multidisciplinary scholarship from the tri-campuses of the University of Washington. Building on and deepening its community partnerships and the university’s expertise in health sciences, behavioral health, public health, and child welfare, the Latino Center will create a rich environment for nurturing the next generation of leaders who will respond to current and emerging health and behavioral health issues facing their communities. All efforts will be based on principles of social justice, human rights and inclusion respective of gender, country of nativity, documented status, sexual orientation and abilities. Key to the success of this Center is its partnerships with community stakeholders to translate research into evidence-based practices and policies that promote meaningful and sustainable improvements in health in culturally responsive ways.