Two National Institutes of Health members will back eight new centers for studying health disparities under a joint $15 million, five-year program. The centers will be located at universities with established or emerging research programs on health disparities and with a significant number of minority nursing students, including the University of California-San Francisco, the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences, Yale University, Howard University, the University of Texas-Austin and New Mexico State University. Research will focus on ways to reduce health status disparities, such as promoting healthy behavior, stimulating personal, family and community resources to help manage chronic illnesses, and developing ethnically and culturally sensitive healthcare interventions. The initiative is supported jointly by the NIH's Institute of Nursing Research and its National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. -- by Julie Piotrowski
Health disparities research to get federal boost
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