health equity

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    University Of Massachusetts Med Sch Worcester
    This virtual workshop offers attendees pragmatic approaches to building and sustaining mutually beneficial community-academic research partnerships that apply health equity and anti-racism lenses to the shared work. Presenters: Bettye Anderson Frederic, RN, MSN Kathleen Szegda, PhD, MS, MPH Sarah Goff, MD, PhD Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts / University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    An important topic returns with new speakers and new research. Join the Health Equity Series for a community discussion on health disparities in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Life or Breath will cover the inequities of lung health in Black and Brown communities. Speakers include: Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., Wright Center associate director and Chair of the Division
  • A commentary by researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Southern California suggests that agencies funding biomedical research must strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in research decisions, and that these agencies will only be successful if they address bias in the research funding process. The commentary is published in Nature Medicine. "The lack of diversity in science and
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Informed consent forms (ICFs) and practices vary widely across CTSA institutions. A recent survey identifies “Collecting and Disseminating Best Practices'' and “Template Broad Consent Documents” as informed consent priorities among CTSAs[1]. We have previously developed a “plain language” informed consent template, which was widely adopted by our CTSA hub and meets recommended reading levels for
  • Yale University

    Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and its Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) has had great success addressing the issue of minority participation in clinical trials. Two elements that are key to the successes at Yale are electronic health record strategies and community engagement, through the Cultural Ambassador program (partnership between Yale, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

  • University Of Southern California

    This poster outlines and explains the purpose, strategies, and results associated with the VaccinateLA initiative, an interdisciplinary, multimedia health campaign designed to improve vaccination rates in high-disparity communities around Los Angeles, California.

  • University Of California Davis

    In 2021 at the start of its 4th CTSA award, the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) created the Health Equity Resources & Outreach (HERO) program. The newly formed team is poised to support clinician scientists and community researchers to innovate, collaborate, and expand health equity research. The Health Informatics (HI) Research Data Officer helps to identify and link

  • University Of California Davis

    In 2021 at the start of its 4th CTSA award, the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) created the Health Equity Resources & Outreach (HERO) program. The newly formed team is poised to support clinician scientists and community researchers to innovate, collaborate, and expand health equity research. The Health Informatics (HI) Research Data Officer helps to identify and link

  • Clare Park, DO and Mahala Schlagman, MD
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    University Of Rochester

    In the final University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation (EQ-DI) webinar of the fall, Clare Park, D.O., assistant professor of Hospital Medicine at URMC, and Mahala Schlagman M.D., assistant professor of General Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), will share their experiences as the first

  • Sara Landes, PhD
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    University Of Rochester

    Sara J. Landes, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will discuss the rationale for blending clinical effectiveness and implementation research approaches/questions within the same study and will present the three types of effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs in the second session of the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational

  • Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH
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    University Of Rochester

    Join the first session of the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (UR CTSI) fall Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation (EQ-DI) webinar series to learn about the equitable implementation of health interventions in rural settings from Katia Noyes, Ph.D., MPH, professor and director of the Division of Health Services Policy and Practice at the University

  • The de Beaumont Foundation recently recognized Chao Yang of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Minnesota as one of the “40 under 40 in Public Health.” Yang is the Assistant Director of CTSI's Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) function. The award recognizes leaders in public health who are improving the health of

  • A growing body of research points to the profound effects of structural and interpersonal racism on health equity. This is particularly true when it comes to cardiovascular disease and related conditions, such as high blood pressure and obesity. In Minnesota, people of color experience some of the worst health disparities in the U.S. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion

  • October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. There are established treatments and vaccines for prevention. Unfortunately, barriers prevent the people who most need this care from receiving it. Meet two Mayo Clinic health equity researchers-- Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., and his mentor Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., --who have made it their

  • As part of the University of Rochester Medical Center's (URMC) Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan, the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UR CTSI) is establishing a new Office for Health Equity Research. The new office will support health equity research across the university and foster a deeper understanding of the root causes of health disparities and the

  • Harvard Medical School

    Community engagement in research creates trust between academic researchers and communities and, ultimately, improves community health. To bolster this partnership, Harvard Catalyst has created Community-Engaged Research, an online course designed for both researchers and community members running October 13-December 17. This course will help researchers like you build trusting relationships with

  • Beriberi, which affects metabolic, neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems, was largely eradicated in developed countries more than 70 years ago. Over the past 20 years, Philip Fischer, M.D., has been engaged in health disparities research to find ways to do the same in countries where the disease persists today.

  • Georgia CTSA UL1 Diversity Scholar Alexis Dunn-Amore, PhD, MPH, Emory University, is featured in Emory’s August 2021 'I Am an Emory Researcher' series that spotlights why researchers do what they do and what drives their shared commitment to improve lives. Dr. Dunn-Amore and Emory University master's student Katiana Carey-Simms are working together to take on the maternal mortality crisis, which
  • Mayo Clinic researchers work with community leaders who help us understand the best way to address community health concerns and reduce health disparities. Clarence Jones is a community leader who works with Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and the Fostering African American Improvement In Total Health (FAITH!) project. Clarence recently authored an article for Mayo's Advancing the Science blog sharing his

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    Stanford University

    "Precision health holds great potential for revolutionizing health disparities research and interventions through a better understanding of the complex interplay between biological, behavioral, environmental, and social factors that contribute to health inequalities and influence population health. But the goal of achieving equity in precision health will require addressing persistent scientific

  • Tyrah Vann worked in health care for seven years and holds a Master’s degree in public health. She knew about the health disparities for women of color during pregnancy, birth and post-birth. “However, I still fell victim to it,” she said. “Twice.” Her first baby spent two days in intensive care after Vann’s extreme pre-birth pain was ignored. And Vann still experiences health issues that could’ve
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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that of her newborn is crucial for addressing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. Speakers will discuss current maternal and child health research and Virginia initiatives that improve the health delivery system for mothers and their children. Kenesha Smith Barber, Ph.D., Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System coordinator
  • Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

    Over the last year, COVID-19 has emerged as a highly transmissible and lethal infection. As we address this global pandemic, its disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities has served to further magnify the health inequities in access and treatment that persist in our communities.

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    Emory University
    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program, our 5th biennial forum celebrates translational research collaborations & partnerships. One Georgia: Advancing Health Equity Amidst a New Normal From Bench to Bedside to Curbside: Closing Health Equity Gaps Means All Hands on Deck Register Now! The Agenda includes: Challenges and Potential for Improving Health Equity with Digital Health – Dr
  • Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very important charge: Keep Mayo health equity research running full steam at all times. The team, part of the Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, supports dozens of research teams across Mayo Clinic. The team helps researchers write protocols and

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    University Of Rochester

    Despite the utility and ubiquity of feasibility and pilot studies and their critical role in translational and implementation science, few health scientists are familiar with the growing literature on how to rigorously design and conduct these studies. Drawing on over twenty years of experience in HIV research and as an NIH reviewer, James McMahon, PhD, associate professor in the University of

  • Wendi Cross, PhD
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    University Of Rochester

    Interventions that have an impact under tightly controlled conditions frequently fail to demonstrate these same outcomes when transported to community-based settings. What accounts for the gap? One factor is that the program may not be implemented as intended, that is, with fidelity. At this Equity-Focused Dissemination & Implementation webinar, Wendi Cross, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and

  • Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH
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    University Of Rochester

    Using examples from her community-engaged work on cancer screening, Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, will examine opportunities to advance research on health equity and sustainability within the field of implementation science at this Equity-Focused Dissemination & Implementation webinar. Shelton is also associate director of the

  • U.S. public health officials report that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities that have been medically underserved, leading to higher infection and mortality rates. A Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health says easy access to rapid testing is needed to combat disparities, and a community-driven and culturally tailored strategy is

  • Terrance Afer-Anderson wants to create an army of ambassadors. The Norfolk native and prostate cancer survivor wrote, produced and directed a movie, “The Black Walnut,” to bring attention to inequities in screening and mortality rates for prostate cancer in the Black community. “I tell men scared of the invasiveness of a prostate cancer screening, ‘You have to toughen up,’” Afer-Anderson said on