Outreach Mission

Our mission is to improve lines of communication about health and healthcare among UAlbany faculty, local minority communities and health care providers. We work with community-based organizations, healthcare practitioners, students, and K-12 schools serving high percentages of minority populations. 


  • Develop, define, disseminate and measure key health challenges
  • Equip community leaders to participate in community-based research and partner with investigators in research studies and interventions
  • Empower, organize and support communities to address health disparities
  • Develop a framework needed to achieve resolutions and outcomes to identified challenges

Greg Owens, Co-Director, liaison from Macedonia Baptist Church Initiatives in Community Development.

Greg Owens, LMSW, specializes in Criminal and Juvenile Justice. He has worked as a clinician and manager in various settings including residential treatment and community-based organizations and has worked for NYS Division for Youth/Office for Children and Family Services for 25 years. He is currently the Director of Special Populations and is responsible for statewide initiatives including mentoring, youth gangs and violence, disproportionate minority representation, cultural competence and responsible fatherhood.

Raven Profit, Community Outreach Liaison | Graduate Research Assistant 
Albany Community Health Task Force,
Ph: 518-442-5976
Email: rprofit@albany.edu 

Patricia Cabrera, Community Outreach Liaison | Graduate Research Assistant 

Amsterdam Minority Health Task Force

Ph: 517-442-4918 

Email: pcabrera@albany.edu