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SC Cooperative for Healthy Aging in Minority Populations
Medical University of South Carolina
The over arching goal of this RCMAR is to move beyond the identification and description of older African American/Caucasian health-related disparities to understanding the disparities within the African American population and identifying solutions designed to address these health issues.

 


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Center for Aging in Diverse Communities
University of California, San Francisco

The Center's purpose is to decrease racial disparities in health by focusing on research in disease prevention, health promotion, and disability prevention for African American and Latino elderly.




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Columbia Center for Active Life of Minority Elders
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

The Center offers opportunity, support and guidance for minority researchers. The Center directs its research toward narrowing and, if possible, eliminating gaps in health status and care, that presently exist between Latino, African American, and majority elders.




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Native Elder Research Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

The mission of the Native Elder Research Center is to promote the health and well-being of aging American Indians and Alaska Natives by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.




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Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) : Wayne State/University of Michigan

The Center is a collaborative effort by the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, working together with urban communities, to promote healthy lifestyles among older African American adults through research, education, and community empowerment.



Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders
University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA/Drew Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders (CHIME) is a research and mentoring program that ultimately contributes to the reduction in health disparities for African American and Latino Elders by training and mentorship of minority faculty who advance their careers by conducting research on minority elders.



RCMAR National Coordinating Center
University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA RCMAR Coordinating Center (CC) is designed to work across centers to sustain them as a network, provide common administrative and technical support, and promote their accomplishments to audiences beyond those reached by an individual center.



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