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J High Educ Outreach Engagem. 2008;12(3):167-178.

The Connecticut Center of Excellence for Eliminating Health Disparities among Latinos (CEHDL).

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Director, NIH EXPORT Center for Eliminating, Health Disparities among Latinos (CEHDL) , www.cehdl.uconn.edu , University of Connecticut, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Rd., Storrs CT 06269-4017, voice: (860) 486-5073; fax: (860) 486-3674, rafael.perez-escamilla@uconn.edu.

Abstract

CEHDL's mission is to contribute to the elimination of health disparities among Latino(a)s through the formation of human resources, community-based research, and culturally appropriate outreach/extension. CEHDL is structured as a consortium led by the University of Connecticut (UConn) in close partnership with the Hispanic Health Council (HHC), a community health agency located in inner-city Hartford, and Hartford Hospital (HH). Demonstrating best practice and culturally skilled, evidence-based outreach, and bringing the best of academic, community, and health institutions to socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, CEHDL fosters scientific-community interactions and supports training of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Building capacity in other agencies is one method through which CEDHDL seeks to accomplish its goals. Thus far, CEHDL has made substantial progress demonstrating that interdisciplinary community-academic-hospital partnerships are essential for addressing health inequities in our country.

PMID:
20671805
PMCID:
PMC2911035

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