Our Mission

The Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society (CREEHS) seeks to increase the quality of life for all Texans and to foster an environment for economic growth and innovation by narrowing longstanding racial and ethnic gaps in healthcare. Grounded in an understanding of the social  determinants of health, CREEHS will redress inequity in the conditions in which people in Texas, live, work, learn, and interact socially. The Center seeks to investigate health quality and related systems by examining the economic, social and environmental factors that have contributed to the state’s current health crisis. CREEHS is committed to seeking solutions to stimulate movement toward health equity.


 

Founding Co-Directors

 

Photo of Drs. Chandra and Tony Carey, founders of CREEHS, in front of Willis Library

 

 

 

UNT’s Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society (CREEHS) was initiated by Dr. Chandra Carey, academic associate dean for UNT’s College of Health and Public Service and associate professor of rehabilitation and health services, and Dr. Tony Carey, associate professor and associate chair of political science.

 

         

 

Welcome

 

Researchers in UNT’s Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society are working to increase the quality of life for all Texans by narrowing longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the state.

 

CREEHS Community Conversations

Please check out our newest web series, Community Conversations: Translating Research to Practice, where we discuss current issues challenging society, the research that highlights the issues and the practical implications for communities, providers and policy.

May 20, 2021 CREEHS Community Conversation - The Social Implications of COVID-19 Featuring CREEHS Faculty Lead – Dr. William “Buddy” Scarborough

 

PLEASE JOIN US SEPTEMBER 23RD FOR THE NEXT IN OUR COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SERIES!!!

We’ll join Dr. Angie Cartwright and Simone Martens (Jewish Family Services) as they discuss opportunities and barriers of integrated care in medically underserved communities. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Community Conversation Registration

 

 

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