The Texas Center for Health Disparities (TCHD) is one of 12 health disparities centers in USA that were funded by NIH as a specialized center of excellence in minority health and health disparities. TCHD conducts research into health disparities, trains new investigators in health disparity research and conducts community outreach. The center has been continuously funded from 2005-2022.
UNTHSC, the only university in Texas to receive the designation, will share about $82 million over five years with the other universities selected.
The Center will enable transdisciplinary, interprofessional collaborations and novel approaches to understanding minority health and eliminate health disparities through the following channels.
Historically, academic institutions have conducted research in communities but not necessarily with communities at risk for disease. By working with key community members, prevention research can be translated into actions that will drive improvement in areas such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, stroke and HIV.
We are committed to increasing the underrepresented minority student and faculty population by providing opportunities for junior faculty, postdocs and early stage investigators to train in health disparity research that meets the community needs, and promote education of students in health professions, health care practitioners and policy makers on the existence of health disparities and the need to combat the problem.
Serve as a resource for the minority communities in North Texas to disseminate health information, promote community participation in health education and research, and to implement disease prevention activities.
As part of the Center’s Outreach activities, an annual conference on health disparities is organized every year. The 14th Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, Social Epigenomics & Health Disparities is scheduled for June 6-7, 2019 at UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
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