Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) is a multidisciplinary assembly of faculty, students, staff, and community representatives with a vision “to become an integral facilitator in eliminating health disparities through partnerships with our community.” Held the 3rd Friday of each month throughout the academic year, the meetings provide an opportunity to share research and cultivate a positive atmosphere for community-engagement in addressing health disparities.
At the recent February HDRG Meeting, Dr. Thomas Shaw and Dr. Jaclyn Bunch provided an overview of the process and findings of the 2015-2016 Community Health Needs Assessment that they conducted for the USA Health System — USA Medical Center, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.
Upcoming meetings for the spring semester:
- March 17- Postponed due to Spring Break
- April 21 — Dr. C. Kenneth Hudson will provide an update on the project “The Impact of Labor Force/Labor Market Status On Access To Health Care”
- May 19 — Will feature the Director of the Spring Hill College Foley Center for Community Service, Erik Goldshmidt