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Center to Host RICH LIFE Kick-Off Meeting!  

Our Center has officially announced The RICH LIFE study kick-off date. On September 30, 2016 faculty and staff from our center will join alongside community health organizations, health systems, and a variety of other stakeholders to become better acquainted with the components of the RICH LIFE study. The RICH LIFE study aims to develop a practical and scalable model for primary care practices to achieve population health and health equity among those with hypertension. Together, we will discuss patient, clinic staff, and system interventions; the study’s timeline; its evaluation plan; and the proposed dissemination of results. 

Center Faculty to Receive K01 Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH, our Center’s Training Director, just learned that her K01 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will be funded. Tanjala's primary mentors on the grant are Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH and Dorry Segev, MD, PhDOther Center faculty who are members of her advisory team include Deidra Crews, MD ScM and ​Lee Bone,​ MPH BSN. ​Her project aims to engage patient, family, and community stakeholders in the development and implementation of patient-centered strategies to reduce disparities in access to kidney transplantation. ​Congratulations and keep up the great work Tanjala! 

POSTPONED:  Johns Hopkins Institute on Health Equity Research

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have postponed the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health Equity Research -- a two-day learning institute that the Center has worked to develop over the past six years. We are working with the Institute’s faculty to identify dates that work best for everyone. This course will feature medical professionals and public health researchers with substantial experience in health equity research. Course participants will have the opportunity to network with our faculty and other health equity researchers. The course primarily aims to highlight best practices in health equity research methods and key lessons from our experiences. 

The new dates for the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health Equity Research will be announced soon. We hope you will consider registering for this course when the dates are confirmed (tentatively Spring 2017).  

Here is a link to the previous version of the course brochure.  For further information or any questions, please email Joy Mays ( or phone 410-614-2412.

The Center’s Beat: Weekly Update

The Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities publishes a weekly E-newsletter to inform the community regarding the research and training activities that it sponsors. To read the full newsletter, click here.

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The Center is supported by a 30+ member advisory board made up of representatives from community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, universities, government agencies, and patients and health professionals. Board meetings include lunch and convene every four months. Rev. Debra Hickman, founder and CEO of Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR), serves as co-chair of the board along with Dr. Lisa Cooper.  Our next CAB meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 12-1:30 pm, at the STAR offices, 901 N. Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205. 

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