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 investigates health 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.
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.
There continues to be an unmet need in the field of health disparities that bridges the biomedical aspects of health and chronic illness with the social nature of human behavior while also considering the vast historical policies and structures which moderate access and ultimately quality health outcomes for underrepresented and minoritized populations. Researchers at 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.
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