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Health Equity/Underserved

The Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) is a resource whose mission is to support health equity and health disparities research with diverse racial/ethnic communities in Wisconsin, promoting collaborations between campus- and community-based partners.

The CCHE offices are located in 4240A of the Health Sciences Learning Center. We can be reached at 608-263-6982. The Center also has satellite staff located in Milwaukee and Northern Wisconsin.

About CCHE
Learn about the Center’s Mission and Vision and how the Center advances the ICTR research transformation in Wisconsin.

Who We Are
Led by Director Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, the CCHE statewide team is experienced in working with health equity and underserved community issues.

Investigators wanting to perform research among underserved, minority, and/or tribal communities in Wisconsin should come first to CCHE. Our Center is the UW-Madison campus clearinghouse for faculty, staff, and students interested in maintaining, enhancing, and/or initiating translational research projects that target health equity and disparities.

Resources for Academic Partners
Learn about research resources for academic investigators who want to conduct successful translational research activities in underserved and racially/ethnically diverse communities. Online technical assistance resources in Community-Engaged Research and health equity training are two examples.

Health Equity Leadership Institute
Learn about the intensive weeklong "research boot camp." HELI program focus is on increasing the number of investigator, and minority scholars, engaged in health disparities/health equity research. Investigators who are successful in tenure track academic appointments in schools of public health, medicine and other health and behavioral health science disciplines, will learn methods to achieve research funding through the National Institute for Health.

Resources for Community Partners
Learn how we can serve to partner, broker, or consult with you to identify appropriate UW academic partners and resources to advance community health priorities. We can be a valuable resource to community-based individuals, particular those who live in and/or serve racially/ethnically diverse communities of Wisconsin.

Updates also available on CCHE Facebook and CCHE Twitter. Investigators can find additional resources in the ICTR web portal ( resources).