Project EXPORT is determined to build bridges in minority health where huge gaps currently exist. This will be accomplished by training, educating, and implementing pilot programs within underserved Latino and African American communities of Los Angeles battling high rates of morbidity and mortality.
The specific aims of the CDU/UCLA Export Center are to:
- Promote the conduct of methodologically rigorous research aimed at reducing disparities in diabetes, depression, and HIV/AIDS that are related to the health of low-income African Americans and Latinos.
- Build our research capacity and provide formal training in academic and community based settings for researchers at Charles Drew University/UCLA/RAND.
- Increase the participation of medically underserved minorities in evidence based health promotion and disease research.
- Disseminate results of relevant efficacy studies and health information in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to this target population, community based health care providers, the broader academic community and health policy makers.