Research Topics: Health Disparities
TCRB Health Disparities Grants
Global Transdisciplinary Research Collaboration on the Health of the Caribbean Diaspora
Prompted by the need to address the burden of chronic disease and death in and among peoples of the Caribbean Diaspora, the Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity and Community Partnership; the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and the Pan American Health Organization, Office of Caribbean Program Coordination partnered to host the meeting, Global Transdisciplinary Research Collaboration on the Health of the Caribbean Diaspora, held on June 23-24, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of the meeting was to deepen the understanding of the root causes and social determinants of health, as applicable to the Caribbean Diaspora, and to strengthen the capacity of mainland U.S. and Caribbean researchers to collaborate, report, and publish on health issues with an emphasis on the social determinants of health, from a global perspective.
Panel discussions, networking opportunities, and small workgroups were used to address these objectives. The final meeting report presents the proceedings from this meeting and discusses barriers to collaboration, factors that foster collaboration, and resources needed to increase collaboration among U.S. and Caribbean researchers.
TCRB Health Disparities Grants
This list contains grants which focus on health disparities. Grants coded as "health disparities" are included on this list. In addition, international grants which focus on research in low to middle income countries are included. The tobacco and health disparities portfolio includes grants that focus on tobacco etiology, prevention, cessation, policy, tobacco industry documents research, environmental tobacco smoke, survey development, genetics, and capacity and infrastructure. Health disparities foci include race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, rural geography, gender, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender).
Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND)
The NCI has partnered with the American Legacy Foundation to develop and implement the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND). The mission of the Network is to understand and address tobacco-related health disparities by advancing the science, translating that scientific knowledge into practice, and informing public policy. TReND is designed to stimulate new studies, challenge existing paradigms, and address significant gaps in research on understudied and underserved populations. This is the only national research network on tobacco and health disparities that offers a unique forum for stimulating scientific inquiry, promoting scientific collaborations, and evaluating the scientific evidence of research. TReND includes diverse disciplines of researchers who seek to achieve the following goals:
- encourage collaborations among multiple research disciplines;
- serve as a forum for generating new ideas and research projects focusing on tobacco-related health disparities;
- establish a translation mechanism for communicating and interacting with other networks and community advocacy groups;
- promote the involvement and training of junior investigators and the participation of senior researchers in health disparities research; and
- provide scientific information and serve as a resource on tobacco and health disparities issues.
To access TReNDs Tobacco-Related Health Disparities public website, click on the following link: http://www.tobaccodisparities.org.
Further information regarding all TReND projects can be accessed via:
TReND brochure (pdf)
Bibliography of Tobacco-Related Literature on Hispanics/Latinos 1990-2001
Provides a comprehensive list of tobacco-related scientific literature pertaining to the Hispanic/Latino population.
Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities, April 2005, is the first report to identify critical steps to help reduce tobacco use and its consequences among understudied and historically underserved populations in the United States. This report describes the process employed to generate research recommendations in key scientific areas, summarizes the conference presentations, and presents nine research themes used to categorize over 100 recommendations developed by conference participants. This report represents efforts that began at the National Conference on Tobacco and Health Disparities held in December 2002 in Palm Harbor, Florida.