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NIH Seeks to Break New Ground in Reducing Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health launched a multidisciplinary network of experts who will explore new approaches to understanding the origins of health disparities, or differences in the burden of disease among population groups. Using state-of-the-science conceptual and computational models, the network's goal is to identify important areas where interventions or policy changes could have the greatest impact in eliminating health disparities. Led by chair and Principal Investigator George A. Kaplan, PhD., NICH's primary goal is to catalyze groundbreaking research on health disparities and population health using systems science methods.  

The project is co-chaired by Ana Diez Roux, Carl Simon, and Sandro Galea.

For more information see NIH News http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2010/od-05.htm