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Daily News: Disparity Projects Funded

Thursday May 22, 2008
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million to 10 organizations that are working to eliminate racial and ethnic healthcare disparities, as part of the foundation's nationwide "Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change" initiative.

Each recipient will receive up to $275,000 to evaluate interventions that focus on cardiovascular disease, depression, and diabetes — diseases where there is strong evidence of racial and ethnic disparities.

The grant recipients are the Arizona Board of Regents; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; East Carolina Health/Bertie All-County Health Services; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Hudson Health Plan, Tarrytown, N.Y.; Indiana University School of Medicine; Mobile (Ala.) County Health Department; The Regents of the University of California-Los Angeles; the University of Pennsylvania; and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

This is the program's second round of funding. The foundation expects to call for its next proposals this summer.

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