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The Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies at Eastern Michigan University aims to improve the lives of communities by reducing racial and ethnic health disparities of diverse and minority populations in the state of Michigan.
The Director of the Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies, Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu received the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) National Civic League Health Equity Award.
Check out the August 2020 National Civic League Newsletter to learn more about this award and Dr. Wu's work; the recording of acceptance speech on the EMU CHDIS Youtube playlist.
We are very excited to announce that the CHDIS nutrition team, led by Olivia Ford and Alice Jo, have been accepted to participate in the ASPHN 2021 Farm to ECE Capacity Building Grant (CABBAGE)! With the help of partners from Kent County Public Schools, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, MSU Extension, and H.O.P.E. Gardens the CHDIS team hopes to build capacity to improve access to healthy local foods and incorporate food and agricultural literacy to reduce health disparities in the low-income Asian American population in Kent County, Michigan. Implementing a Farm to ECE program in this county would help young children and their families physically engage in a productive, educational activity. This initiative would be beneficial to the children in this community, as they will be exposed to local, nutritious foods and edible gardening, and provided a chance to learn about food and agriculture.