Center News & Events

An free, introductory level symposium with the goal of building knowledge around community-engaged research for  the community, and investigators and scholars at all LA CaTS Center member institutions. Participants learned how the practice of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) can be an effective tool to make a real impact in advancing health equity. 

“The Future of Health Speaks: Health Innovation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” - Inaugural interdisciplinary, student-led symposium with graduate level research presentations and panel discussions on health innovation

"Future of Health”

The annual Health Disparities Conference participants includres clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships to build collaborations that eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. The 14th recent Annual Conference took place in April 2021, with the theme: The Evidence of Personal and Societal Determinants to Achieve Health Equity as a Public Health Practice.

Community Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health

According to alarming statistics that surfaced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of color have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus in terms of death rates. African Americans account for more than 50% of all Louisiana’s COVID-19 deaths. The mission of the Health Equity Task Force is to do research that will result in improved health outcomes and equity in Louisiana. Stay tuned for updates and upcoming efforts to address COVID-19 through the Center.
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