health equity

  • 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

  • James McMahon, PhD
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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
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    Understanding Interventions emerged from a need to emphasize the role of research in practice. This is an online, open-access, post-publication commentary journal. Article topic areas: Diverse Groups graduate and Career Interventions Mentoring and Coaching Non-Academic Institutions Program Design and Evaluation Research STEM and Medicine Theoretical Approaches Undergraduate and Community College

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    The VCU Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities in collaboration with partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Join VCU faculty, medical providers and expert guests from the community as they present on the latest research, listen to attendees and plan a way forward – through community-engaged research and increased
  • This year, COVID-19 has disproportionately attacked the lungs of Black and Latino people. But inequities in lung health are nothing new to researchers, patients and health care providers in minority communities. Those lung health disparities were front and center on Tuesday for Black Lives, Black Lungs, when attendees from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Health and the Virginia community
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Buffalo Center for Health Equity

    The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute places a priority on facilitating and performing research to improve the health of our community and to address health disparities in Buffalo, particularly in African American neighborhoods. African Americans are twice as likely to contract COVID-19 and three times more likely to die compared to the general population. The city

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    Virginia Commonwealth University

    The Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities from collaborating partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Join VCU faculty, VCU Health medical providers and expert guests from the community as they present on the latest research, listen to attendees and plan a way forward – through community-engaged research and increased

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    University Of Rochester
    The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Equity-Focused Dissemination and Implementation (EQ-DI) webinar series explores the bridge between research and action, and how to addresses issues that can speed up or slow down the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices. The COVID-19 pandemic showed how rapid evolution of environments and systems
  • Community Engagement Institute 2020
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    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    The Community Engagement Institute (CEI) will host a half-day virtual symposium on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm that will focus on health equity and social justice. CEI is a regional program that brings community members, leaders, researchers, and philanthropic stakeholders together to share perspectives, to build relationships and to explore common goals. This year’s event,

  • The Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) Community Engagement and Health Policy program (CEHP) is proud to announce that its UCSF COVID Patient and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) has been funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The COVID PCAB was created to provide an easily accessible and efficient mechanism to help UCSF researchers obtain patient and
  • To elicit participant follow up feedback on the 2019 Rural Health and Health Equity Un-Meeting.

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    Indiana University

    Wiehe S, Hardwick E, Hudson B, Hege T, and Shekhar A Indiana currently ranks 41st out of 50 states in health with the life expectancy of some zip codes being dramatically worse than others. In fact, a study by Weathers et al (2015)[i] showed that persons living within particular Indianapolis neighborhoods lived, on average, fourteen years less than persons living fourteen miles to the north along

  • University Of Florida

    The University of Florida is pleased to host an Un-Meeting on Rural Health and Health Equity Monday, April 8, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. This event will focus on catalyzing new collaborations to bridge the translational science and agricultural extension sectors to improve rural health and achieve health equity, hosted by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the UF Institute

  • The University of Florida (UF) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) have been selected as this year’s recipients of CLIC funds and support to host a CTSA Program-wide Un-Meeting. Their event will focus on catalyzing new collaborations to bridge the translational science and agricultural extension sectors to improve rural