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Health Disparities and Social Inequities: Framing a Transdisciplinary Research Agenda in Health Education for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities


This Web site includes downloadable presentations from a Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE)-sponsored summit where participants sought to develop a transdisciplinary health education research agenda for eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities by focusing on health behavior dissemination, research, and implementation.

Topics of the presentations include:
  • Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities: synthesis of the problem
  • Bridging domains in efforts to address disparities in health and health care
  • Examining the gaps and opportunities in research on elimination of health disparities
  • Effective research dissemination through evaluation and community involvement
  • Methodological approaches to dissemination in health education: using community-based participatory research and the social ecological framework
  • Working group reports and research agenda
  • Presentation of research agenda 
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Society for Public Health Education

Funding Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Cancer Institute; Office of Minority Health; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation

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  • Release Date: 08/2005
  • Original Summary: 06/2008
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Last updated: June 19, 2013.