Who are we?
In 2002, the Health Disparities, Education, Awareness Research & Training
(HDEART) Consortium launched it effort to address health inequities with a holistic approach with seven institution in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of
Medicine, Prairie View A & M University & its College of Nursing, Rice University, Texas Southern University & its College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the University of Houston Main Campus, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. These institutions were brought together to create a new paradigm in not only bring attention to the glaring issue of health disparities faced by ethnic minorities and the medically underserved, but to create solutions to addressing health inequities. HDEART C now has 42 entities, with over 500 individuals belonging to the HDEART Health Equity Scholars Network.
Today, our biopsychosocial (holistic) approach serves as a model for bring institutions and individuals out of their silos to address health inequities. The importance of this approach is illustrated by the continuing gaps in health care: inequities in access, medical treatment, prevention and screening, and participation in clinical trials.
With over 40 academic institutions and health organizations located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C., affiliated member institutions in Nigeria and Mexico and individual members of the HDEART Health Equity Council in 45 of the United States and its territories, HDEART C mission is to bring the strengthens of all ofthe entities to bear on addressing health inequities as a unit, rather than silos.
15th Annual Disparities in Health Summer Workshop