Reducing the burden of chronic disease and eliminating health disparities in high-risk minority communities in Milwaukee
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The U.S. Insitute of Medicine defined health care disparities as "differences in the quality of care received by minorities and non-minorities who have equal access to care." Based on this definition, when differences are based on the systemic issues within a health care system, environmental factors, or discrimination, the difference is defined as a disparity. In Milwaukee, the most racially and ethnically diverse county in Wisconsin, and a majority-minority city with about 53% of residents having an ethnic minority background, disparities of poverty, education, income, employment, and health are significant. Through this award, project investigators aim to reduce the burden of chronic disease and health disparities in 10 high-risk minority communities through a coordinated effort that will include direct patient intervention and augmentation of existing infrastructure, while supporting efforts to grow the next generation of change agents in the community.
8701 W Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
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