• Georgetown Lombardi Secures Prestigious NCI Endorsement

    In its review from the NCI, Georgetown Lombardi earned high praise for its work in the community to reduce disparities in cancer care.

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  • Georgetown University in DC 2014 Annual Report

    This year's report showcases the university's contributions to the common good in the District, including a commitment to reduce health disparities in the community.

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  • To Reduce Disparities, Acknowledge Past Research Wrongs

    With the goals of righting past wrongs and building trust between researchers and diverse communities, GUMC has developed a novel pilot study consisting of a series of community forums called "Truth and Reconciliation."

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  • Georgetown Hosts Conference on Social Determinants of Health

    The environmental, social, and behavioral factors that complete a person’s picture of health were the focus of a conference hosted by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

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Georgetown University has launched a transformative initiative, capturing the strengths of the University to address the vast health disparities experienced in communities around the world.  

The faculty and students of Georgetown have long contributed research, service, and outreach towards the reduction of health disparities. Their expertise ranges from health and medicine to sociology, psychology, policy, and education.

This initiative offers an unparalleled opportunity to leverage these capacities into an increasingly creative, collective, and interdisciplinary response. The multifaceted challenges of health disparities, their complex causes and wide ranging impacts, require just such an approach.

Launched in 2012, the University-wide Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities leads research, education, and outreach efforts to identify, reduce, and ultimately eliminate disparities in health and health care.  

The University-wide Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities—animated by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit heritage, motivated by our University’s commitment to social justice, and sustained by our commitment to excellence and community engagement—fulfills Georgetown's mission to educate future leaders and contribute scholarship for the well-being of humankind.

You can find out more about the activities of the Initiative and their impact by clicking here.