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.