Urban Universities for HEALTH: Collaborating to Advance Health Equity

Not all Americans have the same opportunities to live in good health.  Evidence shows that individuals identifying as minorities suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases and live shorter, unhealthier lives. They are more likely to be uninsured and live in areas … Continue reading Urban Universities for HEALTH: Collaborating to Advance Health Equity

Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

More than 60 million Americans live in areas without enough health care providers to meet demand – primarily in minority and low-income communities, where residents are less likely to be insured and suffer disproportionately from chronic disease. The lack of … Continue reading Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

Accessible, Affordable, Attainable: Reinventing Curriculum Delivery in Health Care Education

Adult college students who have made significant progress in their careers don’t have time to go back and start all over from the beginning. Although they may lack formal credentials, in many cases they have much of the knowledge and … Continue reading Accessible, Affordable, Attainable: Reinventing Curriculum Delivery in Health Care Education

Building a More Diverse Biomedical Research Workforce

“There just aren’t enough minority scholars in the STEM pipeline.” “Underrepresented students get so many scholarship offers, there’s no way our university can compete.” “Until we fix our broken K-12 educational system, there’s little universities can do to expand minority … Continue reading Building a More Diverse Biomedical Research Workforce

New evidence suggests faculty cluster hiring can improve diversity, campus climate

The USU health strand is deeply concerned with improving the diversity and cultural competence of the future health workforce as a means to improving community health outcomes overall. Faculty “cluster hiring,” or the practice of hiring faculty into multiple departments … Continue reading New evidence suggests faculty cluster hiring can improve diversity, campus climate