Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

The Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) is a partnership among the State of New York, community groups, hospitals, county health departments, and the University at Albany to address serious disparity in the health of racial and ethnic minorities. The Center focuses on such disparities in the smaller cities and towns of New York.

CEMHD serves to bring the strengths of the university community and minority communities together to develop solutions. The Center works toward eliminating minority health disparities by developing capacity in the university's faculty research and in partnering with community groups to identify community health concerns and sources of disparities, plan strategies to alleviate them, and test their effectiveness.

Funding is provided by a grant from the National Center on Minority and Minority Health Disparities through its Centers of Excellence program.


Director: Lawrence M. Schell

Contact: Lynda Peckowitz
Phone: (518) 442-4904
Email: cemhd@albany.edu
Website: http://www.albany.edu/cemhd/index.shtml
School, college, division or unit: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), School of Social Welfare, School of Public Health, School of Education
Department or subunit: Department of Anthropology along with several others (CAS)
Partners: http://www.albany.edu/cemhd/mission/partners/index.shtml