Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine
A New Force in Minority Health
The Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine has created three centers to provide valuable information, resources and support for health care professionals and advocates. These
centers, which are one component of IAMMM’s long-term growth strategy, also produce programs and campaigns that further its mission.
The Center for Health Policy aims to positively influence state and local public policies that address and prevent health care disparities among underserved racial and ethnic populations. It monitors and promotes policies, programs, and legislation that provide increased access and resources to individuals affected by disparities. In addition, IAMMM board and staff meet regularly with members of the U.S. Congress to ensure they are kept abreast of important issues.
The Center for Community Outreach and Education creates, endorses, and links partnerships with local and national health programs for effective grassroots prevention efforts. It also disseminates information regarding health disparities and disparity-related diseases to the general public through activities, such as public education campaigns, health summits, and provides educational workshops for physicians and other health professionals.
The Center for Research and Clinical Trials creates, conducts, and promotes research on health disparities found in racial and ethnic populations and other issues related to the prevalence of health disparities and their impact on public health. It serves as a resource for health professionals of color by developing and monitoring health status databases on minority health. In addition, the center develops and promotes programs to increase the participation of minorities in clinical and scientific research.
2003-2005 AnnuAl RepoRt