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Center for Health Disparities Solutions



About Our Center

Who We Are

The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) brings together the health research and program development resources of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes (schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing) to demonstrate the efficacy of public health, social science and medical science in mitigating health disparities. We do this through efforts in research, training and community outreach.

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Recent Studies

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Black Men's Health Survey

The overall goal is to advance knowledge of the health trajectory of Black men by assessing the health status, health behavior, and health-seeking behaviors across the life course.

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Why Place Matter III

The Role of Income Segregation, Language Segregation and Rurality on Health Care Outcomes

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Mid-life Black Women's Blood Pressure Study

Exploring race disparities in hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD)  risk factors among women ages 40 to 75

Meet our Director

Darrell Gaskin, PhD MS

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Training is conducted at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in order to maintain the prominent profile of minority health and health disparities within the academic programs of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, to enhance the capacity of the faculty, students and fellows to incorporate health disparities within their ongoing research, and to expose faculty, fellows, students and others not affiliated with Johns Hopkins to current topics in health disparities and health disparities research. The main components of training at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions consist of:

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New Publication Spotlight

The impact of the Prime Time Sister Circles® (PTSC) on blood pressure of low-income mid-life African American women in the United States

The study was done to test the effectiveness of the Prime Time Sister Circles® Program in reducing blood pressure and body mass index among low-income African American women ages with hypertension.