Get the PDF of the Urban Health Chronicles SPRING 2014 journal featuring BHDC's Health Disparities Summer Internship Program.
Health Disparities Summer Internship Program
Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Workshops
The members of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center (BHDC)’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) were asked to participate in a Delphi survey in order to identify the health issues, research topics, and policy recommendations that were priorities for the communities they serve. The Delphi method is a technique that is widely used for gathering group consensus, and can be used to generate a research agenda that captures the shared views of a group. This information will be used to facilitate grant writing and project development between researchers and community leaders/members.
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PRIDE is a research career advancing opportunity for junior investigators with a terminal degree, which provides intensive didactic and mentored research training in health disparities. There is a need to increase the numbers of minorities in the health and research professions. In fact, only 3 percent of science and medicine faculty in US schools are African American, Latino or Native American. SIPID works to increase the number of underrepresented minority scientists who will be empowered to conduct outstanding research to address disorders of the heart, lung, blood and sleep. SIPID is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group (CORG)
The CORG registry was established in collaboration with four Brooklyn hospitals (University Hospital of Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital, VA NY Harbor Health Care System, Brookdale Hospital) to centralize Brooklyn's patient outcomes in chronic disease. As an outgrowth of the CORG registry, six pilot projects were initially developed to understand the relationships of cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, metabolic disorders and obesity. So far, over 750 patients have been enrolled in CORG.
Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health Related Research (PRIDE)
High school students accepted into the Arthur Ashe Institute's Health Science Academy are invited to take advantage of a 4-week health disparities paid internship program. Students attend informative lectures and engage in interactive learning with their peers, covering the topics: An introduction to Health Disparities, Culture, Health in America, Immigration and Health, Health Disparities in Brooklyn, and Policy and Advocacy.
Brooklyn Health Disparities Center Delphi Report
As part of the internship, students work with community-based organizations where they gain hands-on experience related to issues discussed in class. They are also expected to complete co-directed research projects which will strengthen the organizations and reinforce students' research skills. Students have an opportunity to present their work to elected officials at the end of the internship experience.