Approaching health disparities from a population perspective: The National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities

Richard B. Warnecke, April Oh, Nancy Breen, Sarah Gehlert, Electra Paskett, Katherine L. Tucker, Nicole Lurie, Timothy Rebbeck, James Goodwin, John Flack, Shobha Srinivasan, Jon Kerner, Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Ronald Abeles, Frederick L. Tyson, Georgeanne Patmios, Robert A. Hiatt

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Abstract

Addressing health disparities has been a national challenge for decades. The National Institutes of Health-sponsored Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities are the first federal initiative to support transdisciplinary multilevel research on the determinants of health disparities. Their novel research approach combines population, clinical, and basic science to elucidate the complex determinants of health disparities. The centers are partnering with community-based, public, and quasi-public organizations to disseminate scientific findings and guide clinical practice in communities. In turn, communities and public health agents are shaping the research. The relationships forged through these complex collaborations increase the likelihood that the centers' scientific findings will be relevant to communities and contribute to reductions in health disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1608-1615
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume98
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Warnecke, R. B., Oh, A., Breen, N., Gehlert, S., Paskett, E., Tucker, K. L., Lurie, N., Rebbeck, T., Goodwin, J., Flack, J., Srinivasan, S., Kerner, J., Heurtin-Roberts, S., Abeles, R., Tyson, F. L., Patmios, G., & Hiatt, R. A. (2008). Approaching health disparities from a population perspective: The National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 98(9), 1608-1615. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2006.102525