Research Centers & Affiliations

Institute on Urban Health Research Links


IUHR Affiliates

Network for Multicultural Research on Health and Healthcare
This project, situated at UCLA's Department of Family Medicine, will bring together a team of multidisciplinary senior faculty researchers for two main functions: (1) to conduct disparities research on the care provided to minority subpopulations for chronic diseases; and (2) to mentor junior faculty investigators to develop a new generation of researchers with the skills needed to reduce the disparities through improved health care. The network's primary aims are to understand how social, ethnic, linguistic and economic factors affect the way health care providers serve minority populations, study how personal, cultural and social factors promote or impede adequate health care and disease management, examine health care system barriers to quality care for chronic conditions, and explore how various factors - including sources of health information, diet and exercise, self-management of chronic conditions, and levels of health literacy among patients and their families - influence minorities' health status.

Facts on Urban Health

USAID on Urban Health. A resource run by the United States Agency for International Development on urban health.

State of the Worlds Cities 2008-2009 - Harmonious Cities (pdf)

General Information

US Census Data

National Institute on Health

Inside View of the NIH Review Process

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Articles

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

American Medical Association

Articles and Resources

Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance

Neighborhood Inequality, Relative Deprivation, and Self-perceived Health Status (PDF)

Upgrading Urban Communities

NHLBI - Physical Activity: Your Heart, Your Life: A Lay Educator's Program: 3 links:

STD information in Spanish

Pharma Lexicon

Needs of Latino Cancer Survivors and Families

Latino Prevention Web Site offered in Spanish, English, and Portuguese

National Library of Medicine's course on Health Services Research

Safe Transitions: Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Women's Educational and Professional Support Directory: the directory provides educational and professional development resources for providers working with victims and survivors of domestic violence, please contact Susan Chandler

Emergency Assistance: A Resource Directory for Greater Boston: The directory provides a multitude of resources for providers who work with victims and survivors of domestic violence. Please contact Susan Chandler

Using Data: A Guide for Community Health Activists

Health Care Coach - addresses consumer questions about health and health insurance

Health Organizations

Kaiser Family Foundation

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Urban Health Initiative

Institute for Urban Family Health

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Urban Health Cast

Urban Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Institute for Urban Health Partnerships at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Latino Health Institute

Join Together

National LATINO Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza Latina Nacional para Erradicar la Violencia Domestica)

Arthur Ashe Urban Health Institute

The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Center on Minority Health

Health Disparities Collaborative

National Institute of Environmental Health Services: Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities

The National Association of Community Health Centers

Community Health Charities

Sound Partners for Community Health

Fenway Community Health

Massachusetts Dept of Public Health

Public Health Foundation Links to Public Health Related Sites