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Scaling Up Equitable Access to Community-Based COVID-19 Testing: Strategies from the RADx-UP Initiative Report

CHER researchers co-author new policy framework on COVID-19 testing equity

In a new policy paper from the RADx-UP CDCC Community Engagement Core team, researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, UNC Center for Health Equity Research, and Duke Clinical Research Institutes propose a policy framework for community-based COVID-19 testing to … Read more

Associate Director Dave featured in article about equity in race and ethnicity reporting

Gaurav Dave, MD, DrPH, MPH, CHER Associate Director was quoted in a new Medical News Today article: Only 43% of clinical trials report race and ethnicity – What can be done? The article responds to a new study which demonstrates that … Read more

Corbie-Smith Discuss Vaccine Hesitancy on WRAL’s On The Record

March 13, 2021 –  Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, CHER Director, appeared on this past Saturday’s “On The Record” episode with Lena Tillett. Dr. Corbie-Smith appeared on the show along with Dr. Deepak Kumar from North Carolina Central University and Dr. Robin … Read more

Corbie-Smith on the Antiracism in Medicine Podcast Series

February 25, 2021 – “In Episode 6 of the Antiracism in Medicine series, “Racism, Trustworthiness, and the #COVID19 vaccine,” we are joined by two forces in the field of health equity and academic medicine, Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith and Dr. Kimberly … Read more

Tonia Poteat

Advocating for Health Equity: PA Focuses Work on HIV and LGBT Health

Providing a Safe Place for All Patients January 17, 2020 By Divya Williams Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA  Before becoming a PA, or even knowing about the profession, Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, knew she wanted to provide … Read more

Highlights: Connect, Engage, Transform – Rural Community Partnerships Conference

The Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC RURAL and other partners hosted the Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships conference to bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to highlight … Read more

A Foothold on Fast Food, Family, and Fitness

Impact of Social Support and Self-Efficacy on Healthy Life-Style Practices among Rural African Americans.

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UNC Flourish

UNC Flourish is a project of SHAC, the UNC student-run free health clinic. Flourish strives to equip low-income individuals and families with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to eat well. Our hope is that through cooking and nutrition … Read more

Anjali Paintal Accepted to UNC Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Anjali Paintal, work study student/project assistant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, has been accepted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will graduate with a BA … Read more

Correlates of Successful Aging in Racial and Ethnic Minority Women Age 80 Years and Older

 Correlates of Successful Aging in Racial and Ethnic Minority Women Age 80 Years and Older: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative Abstract Background. Most research has focused on definitions and predictors of successful aging. However, racial/ethnic minorities are often under … Read more

2016 Merrimon Lecture: Striking the Balance

“Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism, and Public Service in the Health Professions.” The UNC Center for Health Equity Research is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, will be delivering this year’s Merrimon Lecture on September 20th from … Read more

Global Atrocities and Ineffective Responses: Why Public Health is Political

Historical atrocities from the Nazi Holocaust to the genocide in Bosnia have prompted the international community to regulate interventions in response to mass atrocities. The resurgence of 21st century massacres and the mass killing of noncombatants—in China, Gaza, Afghanistan and … Read more

Would you use birth control, if your parents knew what you were up too?

In a time of rapidly changing healthcare reform, how can improved legislation enhance patient confidentiality? Can insurers maintain confidentiality for dependents (i.e. adolescents and young adults) remaining under their parent’s plan? While the law provides protection for individual health privacy … Read more

Collective Action to End Health Disparities

Is tackling health disparities a pressing health and human rights concern? Aside from the moral imperative to provide people the opportunity to reach their full potential for health, why is health equity so important? At a conference I attended in June, … Read more