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  • Ken TMC Grant Presentation

    TMC Health Policy Institute Inaugural Grant Winners Present Findings

    April 10, 2017, 14:30 PM by Dylan Lancaster
    Article by Shanley Chien on April 5, 2017. The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute hosted Tuesday evening a conversation between the inaugural winners of the Grant Program in Collaborative Health Policy Research and a panel of experts. Students, faculty, doctors, nurses and other members of the health care community attended the event where researchers presented the culmination of their yearlong research endeavors. FULL ARTICLE AT:
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  • HDEART 2017 Flier 02-13-17

    Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research & Training Consortium

    February 22, 2017, 14:19 PM by Dylan Lancaster
    This is the 15th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice Workshop, which will take place from June 19th to June 24th at the Texas Medical Center (Shell Auditorium). You can register early to take advantage of the discount. More information will be available soon. UTMB is a sponsor:
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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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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.