The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) is a joint center between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (Lurie Cancer Center) of Northwestern University and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM). Dr. Melissa Simon, founder and faculty director of CHET, laid the foundation for CHET with her diverse health equity and community-based participatory research portfolio over the span of more than a decade.
CHET serves as a hub offering a nurturing environment that brings people together across disciplines and communities to foster, create, and catalyze innovative community partnerships, education and training, research, and health care delivery. This work will inform policymaking and lift health for all by advancing evidence-based health equity programs, policies, and initiatives, with a special emphasis on giving voice and opportunity to vulnerable populations.
To lift health for all by exposing root causes of health inequities and serving as a hub that pushes boundaries in research, education, workforce development, and community engagement.
To bridge the gaps between research, community needs, and policy by transforming systems and structures so that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their best possible health.
- Racial justice
CHET aims to achieve its mission and vision by engaging in the following activities:
- Thinking Outside the Box
- Centering the Community in Community-based Participatory Research
- Diversifying the Health Care Workforce
- Engaging Community Members and Educating the Public
- Connecting Knowledge to Advocacy and Policy
- Creating Actionable Plans
The Center for Health Equity Transformation is a joint center between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
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