Establishing a knowledge base to build bridges in minority health training
The Charles Drew University Clinical Research Center/UCLA/RAND Project Export mission is to establish the knowledge base necessary to reduce diabetes, depression and other related health disparities among low-income African Americans and Latinos, and also build bridges in minority health by training, educating and implementing pilot programs in these communities.
The center brings together physicians, researchers and community leaders to study and reduce health disparities in these communities, especially for diabetes and depression.
Project Export also aims to provide formal training in academic and community-based settings for researchers at Charles Drew University, UCLA and RAND, the Santa Monica based think tank; to increase the participation of medically underserved minorities in health promotion and disease research; and to provide health information in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to this target population, community-based healthcare providers, the broader academic community and health policy makers.
Partners include Drew faculty and researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA School of Public Health and RAND.
For more information go to http://www.cdrewu.edu/res/CDUUCLAPhaseII/EXPORT