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Three UF Students Receive the Robert I. Lufrano Scholarship Award

The Robert I. Lufrano Scholarship was established in honor of Robert I. Lufrano, MD, who was the CEO and Chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Board […]

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Seca Corporation and Omron Healthcare, Inc. Donates Medical Equipment for Health-Smart AME

Seca Corporation donated Seca 703 medical scales and Omron Healthcare, Inc. donated blood pressure monitors and cuffs in support of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Health-Smart Church Model Program (Health-Smart AME). […]

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First Edition of the University of Florida Directory of Health Disparities Researchers

The National Institutes of Health and other grant funding institutes and foundations are increasingly providing funds for interdisciplinary research to address health disparities. In an effort to facilitate the development […]

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To eliminate health disparities by fostering partnerships among patients, providers, community members, educators, administrators, and researchers to achieve the following broad goals:

• Promote health and well-being among racial/ethnic minorities, the poor, and the underserved;

• Assure the delivery of patient-centered culturally sensitive health care to all patients;

• Recruit and retain racially/ethnically diverse faculty and students who are interested in medicine or other health professions;

• Increase community-based participatory health research in racial/ethnic minority communities;

• Develop, test, and institutionalize evidence-based interventions targeting obesity and other health problems that have a disproportionately negative impact on racial/ethnic minorities, the poor, and the underserved.