Advancing the science of health disparities research

Ethn Dis. Summer 2007;17(3):427-33.


Research to eliminate health disparities in the United States is best approached from the perspective of population health. The objectives of this paper are to: (a) describe how ongoing research at the eight national Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) is using a population health perspective and a community-based approach to advance the field of health disparities research; and (b) to discuss potential implications of such research for health policies that target some of the determinants of population health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Community Participation
  • Geography
  • Health Policy
  • Health Status Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Research*
  • Social Class
  • United States