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Education & Training

The goal of the Education & Training Core is to increase the number of health professionals, particular underrepresented students, who are committee to careers in racial and ethnic health disparities research.
 
Creating a strong pipeline from undergraduate to graduate programs for underrepresented students is essential to developing a diverse workforce committed to health disparities research and meeting the health care needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Core established a pipeline program, the Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP), with UMass Boston, working with the UMass Boston ethnic institutes:

Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy - Established in 1989 at the University of Massachusetts Boston by the Massachusetts State Legislature at the behest of Latino community leaders and scholars in response to a need for improved understanding of the Latino experience in the Commonwealth, the Gaston aims to inform policy makers about issues vital to the state’s growing Latino community and to provide this community with the information and analysis necessary for effective participation in public policy development.

William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black CultureThe Trotter was founded at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1984 to address the needs and concerns of the Black community and communities of color in Boston and Massachusetts through research, technical assistance, and public service. In addition to research reports and papers, the institute publishes the Trotter Review, a journal of articles addressing current Black studies, race, and race relations in the United States and abroad.

Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS)Established at the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 2009, the mission of INENAS is to develop collaborative relationships, projects, and programs between Native American tribes of the New England region and all of the UMass campuses so that the tribes may participate in and benefit from university research, innovation, scholarship, and education.

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