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  • Refugee Migrant Health Boy

    Child Migrant Health Report

    February 10, 2017, 10:21 AM by Dylan Lancaster
    Funded through a grant from the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Health Policy Institute, this research report uncovers government policies, agency practices and environmental factors associated with the health of child migrants fleeing violence from Central America and Mexico and their ability to receive adequate healthcare in the United States. A cross-disciplinary research team from four TMC institutions (University of Texas Medical Branch, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and University of Houston Clearlake) produced this report.
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  • CHAMP Meeting

    Child Health Acceleration through Multi-site Planning (CHAMP)

    January 30, 2017, 16:28 PM by Dylan Lancaster
    CEHD was proud to take part in the first CHAMP (Child Health Acceleration through Multi-site Planning) meeting on January 24, 2016 at the University of California – Irvine. Our team is studying, among other issues, how the income inequality of parents can adversely affect the health of their children.
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  • Galveston Ship Channel

    New Seafarer Health Brief

    December 1, 2016, 15:48 PM by Dylan Lancaster
    Seafarers are people who live and work at sea. They contribute to the majority of global trade via the shipping industry, yet are an understudied population. Their transient lives make them easily forgotten, as they often spend no more than a couple of days at each port they visit. A focus on seafarers in public and global health policies is vital, especially with the imbalance between documenting land travel and migrant health versus sea travel and migrant health.
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  • GH Symposium Oct2016

    Symposium: Training and Reciprocity in Global Health Education

    October 4, 2016, 10:34 AM by Dylan Lancaster
    The Symposium showcases the work that our students do during their international electives and to continue a campus-wide discussion about how to engage trainees more effectively in international work. This year's theme is "Training and Reciprocity in Global Health Education." This event creates an opportunity to expand existing partnerships and create new ones.
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    Health Policy Dialogue: Marcelo Korc

    October 4, 2016, 10:23 AM by Dylan Lancaster
    This week's Health Policy Dialogue is, "The Role of the Academic Medical Center in Attaining the United Nations' 2010 Sustainable Development Agenda." Please join us in welcoming Marcelo Korc, PhD, MPH; Advisor, Pan American Health Organization for Sustainable Development and Health Security, for a UTMB Health Policy Dialogue and Lunch, Wednesday, October 5, at noon. The free lecture is open to all UTMB students, faculty and staff, as well as those interested members of the public.
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Get to Know cehd:

Since its inception in 2003, the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities (CEHD) has been involved in a number of projects designed to address health inequities through advancing Health System solutions and addressing the Social Determinants of Health, two core areas of work for the CEHD. Recognizing that long term solutions require vastly increased attention to and capacity for effecting change at the micro and macro levels, Global Health and Leadership Training have emerged as additional core work areas for the CEHD. We develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to address health inequities and implements them through building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders across sectors; and offers technical assistance to others implementing those approaches.