- Center for Health Equity Research Associates Program
- Center Programs
- Affiliated Faculty
Health equity research examines the health and healthcare of underserved populations, looking at 1) causes of health disparities, 2) development and evaluation of interventions to eliminate inequities, and 3) dissemination and translation of successful interventions and innovations.
The unequal distribution of power, income, goods, and services, the consequent unfairness in the circumstances of peoples lives – their access to health care, education, their homes,
The process of working collaboratively with and through groups of people related by geography, special interest, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people”. The goals of community engagement are to build trust, enlist new resources and allies, create better communication, and improve overall health outcomes.
A "collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the process & recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities." WK Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program
CHER Faculty Spotlight: Cheryl Woods Giscombe feels deep commitment to public service
Wizdom Powell’s webinar: Health Disparities in Boys and Men: Influence of Masculinity on Health Disparities and Equity focuses her work on masculinity and African American Men.