Education And Outreach - Community Outreach - Multicultural Health

Academic Partners of COID - 2005 Activities

University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Center for Multicultural Health: Reducing Health Inequities by Strengthening Practice

The School of Public Health at UC Berkeley has an important role in developing and sharing emerging and successful practices, policies, and translational research to better enable important community partners, including the NCMHD Center for Excellence in Nutritional Genomics, to eliminate health disparities and inequities. Associated with our goals are the following events and activities that took place in 2005

  • Health Disparities Forum - Tawara Goode, Director of National Center for Cultural Competence of Georgetown University spoke at a forum on May 3, 2005 at the School of Public Health. This event attracted more than 75 students, faculty, staff and community members/health professionals to examine successful practices in cultural competence and the need for health care/service agencies to integrate these concepts within their organizational practices.

  • Health Disparities-Related Internships - Summer, 2005 - We successfully placed 25 Public Health Master's students in internships to work on issues that represent health disparities over the summer. These students have completed related deliverables (poster, report, presentation) from their health disparities-related work that can be used as resources for our community partners.

  • "What can you do with a degree in Public Health?" Fall 2005 Series - Three panel sessions were held on health disparities-related matters: Health Disparities (10/10), Cultural Competency (10/17), and Equity & Vulnerable Populations (10/31). These attracted approximately 50 students, faculty and staff each to discussions by community agencies on what the important issues are and what their agencies do to address them.