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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn Health Disparities Center
Ruth Browne, ScD, co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright Nexus Regional Scholar Award. As one of only five US scholars chosen to participate in this new program, Dr. Browne's project is to develop a health equity externship for Caribbean secondary school students working with the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University of the West Indies in Trinidad and local non-governmental organizations.
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Defining Health, Research & Policy Priorities for a Community-Informed Brooklyn Health Disparities Agenda
The Brooklyn HDC surveys community leaders as well as the public on issues and health topics that are a priority, serving as a guide to the development of a shared agenda to reduce health disparities throughout the borough. Find out what you told us »
BHDC Shared Research and Policy Agenda Details
A complete description of the BHDC Shared Research and Policy Agenda that defines our community engagement priorities and strategies for reaching them (PDF). Read on for further information »
Trainees' Scientific Presentations
Establishing a Brooklyn Institute on Health Disparities
Developing the Brooklyn Center for Health Disparities is a multi-phased project. Phase I – analyzing the need, conceptualizing the structure, and identifying appropriate institutional partners – was completed through a study commissioned by the Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, who has made addressing health issues and health disparities a major focus of his administration. The Report Establishing a Brooklyn Institute on Health Disparities was conducted by the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University. The report recommended that the Institute be sited at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the borough's only academic medical center, and work in partnership with the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. SUNY Downstate will serve as a unifying structure providing organizational support and research for Brooklyn's numerous hospitals and community-based organizations
The Center's overall goal is to reduce health disparities among minorities and new immigrants in Brooklyn through clinical and community based research, education, outreach and training. To achieve such an ambitious goal, the Center operates under four main Cores: Administrative, Research, Training, and Community Outreach.
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WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: ANALYZING YOUR DATA