Health equity is the ethical and human rights principle or value that motivates us to eliminate health disparities. It means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy, mentally and physically, as possible. This requires removing obstacles, including those that are socially determined, to health. Health equity is both a process and a measurable outcome whereby health disparities are reduced or eliminated. Health Equity Research is the process of developing and evaluating mechanisms to reduce health disparities.  This website is a clearinghouse for ideas, collaborations, information about funding, and building connections within the LCOM, UVMMC, University of Vermont and other Vermont communities to support and enhance Health Equity Research.

Recent News

  • Kamin Mukaz Honored for Work Supporting Black In Cardio
    Debora Kamin Mukaz, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recognized by the United Negro College Fund Ernest E. Just Life Sciences Society at at an event held September 17 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., for her work with Black in Cardio.
  • Medical Students' Conference Celebrates Diversity
    The University of Vermont's Student National Medical Association chapter held its first conference ever this November, bringing more than 100 medical and pre-medical students from throughout New England to the campus of the Larner College of Medicine to share their enthusiasm for ensuring that people from populations underrepresented in medical professions feel empowered to pursue medical careers.
  • Covering Pain: Integrative Treatment Accessible to More Vermonters
    A new collaboration between Vermont Medicaid and UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program allows Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in complementary therapies including health coaching, massage, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, and meditation. This pilot is an important step toward eliminating disparities in access to effective, integrative care for pain.

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