Program to Eliminate Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
SPH established the Program to Eliminate Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities in 2005 as a collaboration between SPH faculty and students and community partners. Subsequently, BUSPH was named an “engaged institution,” one of twelve universities participating in the “Engaged Institutions Initiative” to address racial and ethnic health disparities. The initiative is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Through the initiative, the program is working with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health through partnerships to address health disparities.
The program’s goals are to:
- promote racial/ethnic diversity among faculty, students and staff at BUSPH;
- create a health disparities academic track at BUSPH;
- promote research at BUSPH that addresses racial/ethnic health disparities;
- promote practicum experiences for BUSPH students at community organizations that are addressing racial and ethnic health
- foster partnerships between BUSPH and minority organizations and caucuses to improve the health of minority populations; and
- raise awareness at BUSPH of the value of community partnerships for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities.