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Office of Disparities and Community Engagement

This office supports the UL SON's teaching/learning, practice, research and service activities that focus on health equity and collaboration with community partners. Learn more about the Office of Disparities and Community Engagement. Office of Disparities Resource Guide...

Association of Academic Health Centers and the Social Determinants of Health: A Toolkit for Collaboration. Medical care accounts for less than 25% of a population’s health status. Other factors, including genetics, social circumstances, environmental conditions, and behavior, have significantly more impact on health. Academic health centers are recognizing that they are uniquely positioned to have a significant and positive impact on the determinants of health and the health of their communities. AAHC is interested in broadening the view of academic health center leadership from focusing just on health care to improving health, addressing real and perceived barriers to this culture change and translating the isolated local successes of some academic health centers into a nation-wide movement.

Students Help Area Refugees Stay Healthy UofL nursing students are helping refugees in Louisville stay healthy. They and other students and faculty from the Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health & Information Sciences provided project oversight and gave vaccinations at the Catholic Charities offices on Market Street to refugees working toward citizenship.

"Nursing Student Inspired to Clothe Needy Boys and Girls" Read the story about our nursing student, Leigh-Anne Parrish, who is also a Wayside Christian volunteer at their Child Development Center on East Jefferson Street.  Way to go, Leigh-Anne!

"This place is amazing!" Nursing students visit Wayside Christian Mission to learn more about the health risks that come with being homeless.  Led by Dr. Catherine Batscha, DNP, our nursing students experienced one-on-one interaction with some of the resident clients of Wayside.

"Developing a community partnership for theory development and  Intervention research” Guest Lecturer: Dr. John Lowe PhD RN FAAN, John Wymer Distinguished Professor, Florida Atlantic University with introduction by Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin PhD, RN, FAAN, Office of Disparities and Community Engagement, October 12, 2011 (60 minutes)

Click here and here to see some examples of our students, faculty, and staff at work in the community.

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