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November 14, 2022

Highlight of Texas CEAL Manuscript

Check out what Texas CEAL has been doing to respond to Covid19 health disparities. Click Here!



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November 14, 2022

IHD Grand Rounds

On November 8, 2022, the Institute for Health Disparities welcomed Dr. Waridibo Allison, MD, Ph.D. FACP, as a guest speaker for the IHD Grand Rounds. Dr. Allison presented to an audience of staff, faculty, and students on the topic of, “Disparities, Data, Discrimination and Pandemics: Learning from the Past to Change the Future”.

Dr. Waridibo  Allison is vice president of health policy here at HSC and executive director of the new Center for Health Policy. She attended Imperial College School of Medicine, London; completed her internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and infectious disease fellowship at NYU. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and Community Medicine from the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia. She was elected to fellowships at both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Allison is passionate about the health and well-being of underserved populations and believes health care access is a human right. She has been successful in securing several years of continuous federal funding for her work; which includes establishing and directing the national Rural Telementoring Training Center.

To hear more information on the presentation of Dr. Allison, please click here to listen to the recording!



August 11, 2022

Making an Impact at the Texas Wellness Fair

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, the Hispanic Wellness Coalition hosted the Texas Wellness Fair. The mission of the Hispanic Wellness Coalition is to promote and serve health and wellness in diverse communities through education and advocacy. “The event had a great turn out with a wide variety of services and education offered,” said Caleb Crago, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington. Crago had the opportunity to speak with individuals about the Texas CEAL Consortium during the Texas Wellness Fair.

According to Crago, the Texas CEAL Consortium is a grant funded program with the aim of educating the public on COVID-19. The program has the ability to partner with local community members, advocates, organizers, etc., and share information with them.

The Texas CEAL, gives people like Crago the chance to speak about the prevention of Covid. “The program helps remind people about boosters and about how important it is to keep the germs away by washing our hands for at least twenty seconds,” Crago said. Events like the Texas Wellness Fair, are important to Caleb and his team because it is focused towards the Latino community. “We know that there are great health disparities amongst people of color and Covid, which puts even more emphasis on the work we are doing, particularly at events targeting minority populations,” said Crago.

The goal for Texas CEAL, is to spread accurate information to the community. This will help individuals have a better understanding about the virus and become more aware of the resources that are available to all.


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