Community Engagement


The Program in Health Disparities Research addresses health disparities among minority and other under-served populations by engaging communities in initiatives aimed at reducing health inequities.  

PHDR Initiatives

Community Dialogue Series
University of Minnesota health experts engage the community in discussion and share information on health topics. 
Stay tuned for the next event! Send a question to be addressed at the next event by emailing us at

Community Dialogues on Clinical Research
Experts engage the community in discussion and share information on clinical research. Stay tuned for the next event!

Clipper Clinic
Free quality health care to the community conducted in, and partnered with local barbershops or beauty salons.

Cancer Initiatives

Cancer Education and Outreach
Partnerships with the Masonic Cancer Center and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations.

Educational Initiatives

Community Research Institute (CRI) is designed to enhance community organizations capacity to develop and conduct grant-fundable research projects and/or increase their competency to develop research partnerships.

Resources for Community-based Participatory Research

Additional Co-Sponsored Events 

2013 Health Disparities Roundtables
Online training in effective methods for engaging minority and other communities in health research, practice, and policy in now available!