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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn Health Disparities Center

Mission & Vision


Our mission is to develop and implement models to reduce health disparities in minority and new immigrant populations in Brooklyn through basic, clinical, behavioral and community participatory research, community education and outreach, and health professional training.


Progress in the elimination of health disparities and the subsequent improvement of health status of all populations can be made through an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to research, education and training with the participation of the underserved communities, heatlh care organizations, academic institutions, and government.