California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) was launched in 2015 to support collaborative research and foster partnerships between the state, researchers, patients, communities, and industry to further the aims of this new approach to health and medicine. The state initially provided $3 million to create the first precision medicine program in the nation, and since that time, it has grown into a $53 million statewide initiative. CIAPM aims to help support innovation in health and steward advances to be inclusive, put patients and health improvement at the center of outcomes, incorporate principles of health equity, consider economic impacts, strengthen emerging science and technologies, foster the cutting-edge research ecosystem in California, and recognize that it takes all partners working together to translate science into medical advances to promote prevention, health, and precision medicine.

The initiative supports patient-focused research demonstration projects and connects health and medicine stakeholders from across California. CIAPM stimulates cross-sector collaborations among the state’s scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and patient participants, enabling them to translate available large data sets and technical innovation into better health outcomes.