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Program Cores - Overview

The CUNY Institute for Health Equity consists of three core areas:



The Institute has three Core areas:

Research, Community Capacity-Building, and Knowledge Transfer. Together the Cores work to achieve the Institute mission, as well as interface to produce synergy across the three areas. The desired outcome is to contribute to strategies that reduce health inequity within New York City as follows:

Research Core:

Establish a repository of public data sets available to researchers, faculty, students (MPH, Doctoral and others) and community leaders. Provide research and technical assistance to community-based organizations, enabling them to better serve their communities.

Community Capacity-Building Core:

Establish a “campus-community” partnership with community-based organizations to contribute to capacity-building. Through this partnership, these organizations will be able to better serve their communities and strengthen their infrastructures (e.g., program planning, fiscal planning, board and staff development).

Knowledge Transfer Core:

Bridge the work of the Research and Community Capacity-Building Cores, ensuring that the Institute’s research, publications, and other findings are made accessible to a wide audience for application. The CUNY Institute for Health Equity seeks to address health inequity directly through collaboration with community-based