Center for Healthcare Equity - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Center for Healthcare Equity is dedicated to eliminating disparities in health care and improving the quality of care for all individuals. Our goal is for every person to get the highest quality of health care possible, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, cultural beliefs, language, socioeconomic status, or health literacy. We have outstanding multidisciplinary research programs and educational initiatives that include affiliated faculty in the Program in Communication and Medicine, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Preventive Medicine, the Office of Medical Education, and other faculty from across the Feinberg School of Medicine. We also have active national and local partnerships with researchers, health care leaders, and policymakers from the American Medical Association, the Health Research and Educational Trust, The National Health Law Program, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Joint Commission, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, and many additional community clinics. Patients are our partners, and they have provided invaluable insights into the challenges they face and suggestions about designing interventions. Together, we conduct studies that examine the root causes of disparities, evaluate innovative solutions, and translate our findings to practice to achieve our goal of equity in health care.


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