With funding from the NIH’s National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine established a Center of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research in Health Disparities, and Training (Project EXPORT) called the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities (Bronx CREED).
Bronx CREED is part of the College of Medicine’s initiative in building academic-community partnerships through its Institute for Community and Collaborative Health, Hispanic Center of Excellence, and long-standing relationships with community organizations and its affiliated teaching hospitals, Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center.
To reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities in the Bronx, New York City, and the nation through:
- Promotion, coordination, and integration of health disparities research at the College of Medicine.
- Community outreach, information dissemination, and collaboration.
- Health disparities education for health professionals, community members, policymakers and public officials.
- Training of investigators at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels.
- Strengthening and expanding existing academic-community partnerships in the Bronx.
Our initial focus will be in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and treatment of the cluster of conditions associated with the greatest source of excess morbidity and mortality among African-Americans and Latinos in the Bronx and the nation, that is heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.