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The Access Project   "The Access Project is a national initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded by a grant to the Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University. The project offers assistance to communities responding to the challenge of providing health care access to increasing numbers of people without insurance."

AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)

Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)   "The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) seeks to join together universities and colleges in the common mission of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning PhDs and positioning minority students to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Each AGEP alliance employs creative administrative strategies, develops infrastructure, and engages in substantive partnerships with nondoctoral-granting institutions (many minority-serving institutions) to enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement. "

American College of Epidemiology - Committee on Minority Affairs

American Indian Policy Center (formerly known as American Indian Research and Policy Center) works to foster better-informed and culturally-sensitive responses to the challenges of American Indian life by providing government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the (1) legal and political history of American Indian nations and (2) contemporary situation for American Indians.

American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Caucus

American Social Health Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Association of American Indian Physicians

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Association of Minority Health Professions Schools provides support for professional education, research and community service by engaging the collaborative resources, scholarship and technology of its 12 member medical, dental, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine schools in historically African-American colleges and universities.

Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA)

ASPH Health Disparities Research & Diversity Resource Center

Atlantic Coast Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences Alliance works to increase the number of Underrepresented Minority (URM) students receiving Ph.D.’s in SBE disciplines and to increase the number of URMs entering the SBE professoriate

Back to the Basics Please reaches out to the sexual minority community who aspire for greater change, freedom from addiction, and the establishment of healthy communities.

Black academic and professional organizations

Black Women's Health Imperative is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America's 19.5 million Black women and girls through advocacy, community health and wellness education and leadership development. Founded as the National Black Women's Health Project in 1983 by health activist and McArthur genius Byllye Y. Avery, the Imperative promotes optimal health for African American women across their lifespan - physically, mentally and spiritually. The Imperative provides health resources and information, community health and wellness education, promoting advocacy and health policies, and interpreting and issuing reports on relevant research about the health status of America's Black women.

Black Young Professionals Public Health Network (The Network) was conceptualized at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) held in Boston, MA, November of 2000. It was established in recognition of an increased need for more deliberate and concerted opportunities for professional development of African Americans in the APHA and in the public health field. It currently functions as an active Yahoo Groups email list.

Center of Excellence for Cultural Diversity in Minority Medical Education at Michigan State University coordinates several programs and activities geared to increase the number and quality of underrepresented students, graduates and faculty at the College of Human Medicine.

Clinical Directors Network, Inc. is a not-for-profit network of primary care clinicians in Community/Migrant Health Centers, founded in 1985. Its mission is to provide and improve comprehensive and accessible community-oriented primary and preventive health care services for poor, minority, and underserved populations.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to foster health-promoting partnerships between communities and educational institutions.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) CAPAL is a nonpartisan network of professionals in the Washington, DC area with a goal to increase APA participation and leadership in public policy and government. CAPAL will be awarding four scholarships for public or non-profit sector internships in Washington DC for the summer of 2000 (application deadline March 20).

Cross Cultural Health Care Program addresses broad cultural issues that affect the health of individuals and families in ethnic minority communities in Seattle and nationwide serves as a bridge between communities and health care institutions to ensure full access to quality health care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

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Data Center aims to provide social justice advocates, especially the poor and people of color, access to strategic information, analysis, and research skills that will help them conduct more effective campaigns

Democracy Forum is a lively environment for friendly debate about politics and democracy, domestic and worldwide political climate, socio-political culture (e.g., history, nature and science, law, crime and punishment, civil rights, religion and morality), as well as political humor. "Create customized reports describing over 100 measures of diversity, opportunity, and quality of life for 362 metropolitan areas."


DiversityWeb Diversity resources for institutions of higher education, developed by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the University of Maryland, in collaboration with Diversity Connections and DiverseCD.

El Pueblo Non-Profit Organization serving the Latino community in North Carolina.

Environmental Research Foundation (Fundación para Investigaciones Ambientales) "News and resources for environmental justice. Providing understandable scientific information about human health and the environment." ("Notícias y recursos para la justicia ambiental. Brindando información científica comprensible sobre la salud y el medio ambiente.") - Bilingual, including its weekly bulletin and on-line library (incluso su semanario, biblioteca, sitios web relacionados, ecc.).

ExplorNet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to improving technology-based learning in America's schools, particularly in traditionally under-served areas.

Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) is a public foundation that supports and unites organizations and donors working to create just and sustainable communities that are free of oppression and that embrace and celebrate all people.

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Health Power for Minorities

Hispanic Health Council, Inc.

A History of My People (African American history, by the late Professor Audreye E. Johnson)

Institute for African American Health, Inc. (IAAH)

Institute for Diversity in Health Management provides information, education, programs and services to expand leadership opportunities to ethnic minorities in health services administration.

Institute for Southern Studies was founded in 1970 by veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute, its online magazine Facing South, and its award-winning journal Southern Exposure have established a national reputation as an essential resource for grassroots activists, community leaders, scholars, policy makers and others working to bring lasting social and economic change to the U.S. South. Issues addressed over the years include the military in the South, the Klan, economic development, the nuclear industry, regional theater, the Civil Rights Movement, Native Americans, prisons, folk life, schools, the poultry industry, the saving and loan industry's crisis, the devastating environmental impact of the growing hog industry, farmworkers, the environment, government and economy, privatization of adult prisons and juvenile detention facilities.

Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)

International Civil Rights Center & Museum (ICRCM) in Greensboro, NC seeks to ensure that the world never forgets the courage displayed by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and the thousands of college and community youth in Greensboro, the South and around the country who joined them, leading to the desegregation of the Woolworth lunch counter and ultimately to the smashing of the despicable segregation system in the southern United States.

International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) was established under the vision and leadership of Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan to reduce hunger and poverty, empower people through literacy, train and place the unskilled and unemployed in jobs, provide preventive and basic health care to individuals in need, deal with population and environment problems, develop employment through economic development activities, and to foster cultural, social, and economic relations between Africans and Americans, particularly African Americans, and others.

International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH) encourages advances in knowledge about the importance of equity in the improvement of the health of all people and promotes the application of knowledge to activities directed at this goal, with a primary emphasis on the contributions made by health services.

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies conducts research on public policy issues of special concern to black Americans and other minorities. The Joint Center provides independent analyses through research, publications, and outreach programs. - A Virtual Community for Minorities in Science. JustGarciaHill is committed to increasing the number of minorities entering science careers and to celebrating contributions to science by minority scientists. With the JGH portal, Sigma Xi hopes to provide a supportive environment that will stimulate underrepresented minorities to pursue and strengthen scientific output in the United States and improve the health and well being of minority populations.

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Kaiser Family Foundation has news, key facts, reports, publications, webcasts, fellowship programs, and other resources related to health disparities, health care for the underserved, reproductive health care, and other topics of interest, including searchable archives of webcasts and reports.

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- Kaiser Health Disparities Report: A Weekly Look at Race, Ethnicity and Health

Latino Caucus APHA advocates for the health interest of the Latino community, both within and outside the American Public Health Association structure, facilitates active participation of Latino public health workers in the organizational and programmatic activities of the APHA, and provides a means for professional growth for Latino Caucus members and others in public health

Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of 33 institutions of higher learning, including leading research and teaching college and universities, with the mission to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector.

Living Knowledge - on-line database of "science shops", community-based organizations, universities, and funders for community-based research.

Loka Institute is a non-profit research and advocacy organization concerned with the social, political, and environmental repercussions of science and technology and expanding opportunities for grassroots, public-interest group, everyday citizen, and worker involvement in vital facets of science and technology decision making. Sponsors conferences and publications on community-based research.

Maternal and Child Health Library provides accurate and timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites. (racial/ethnic health disparities “knowledge path”, all “knowledge paths)

Mexican American Legal Defense Fund is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the more than 35 million Latinos living in the United States.
Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center
Minority Health Network

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National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates (NAAAS)

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (NAHLS)

National Association of Minority Medical Educators (NAMME)

National Association of Native American Studies (NANAS)

National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc. (NBGSA)

National Center for Institutional Diversity catalyzes innovative approaches to diversity challenges and opportunities within the university and other major social institutions.

National Coalition for LGBT Health

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) works to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Founded in 1944 and now including 250 member tribes from throughout the United States, NCAI serves as the major national tribal government organization, monitors federal policy, and coordinates efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities, for Hispanic Americans.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) works for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Its Policy Institute conducts and disseminates research and policy analysis to advance the goals of equality and social justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.

National Historical Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research works to increase the capacity of HBCUs to develop and conduct health services research that addresses the health services needs of African Americans and other underserved populations.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)

National Organization of African Americans in Housing (NOAAH) provides technical, operational and moral support and offers opportunities for professional skills enhancement, resident training, and economic development.

National Video Resources assists in increasing access to independently-produced media, including film, video, and digital media. (Now the Tribeca Film Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development.)

The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive network of people in the film industry to help New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century.

Native American Cancer Research is a community based, American Indian resource, working to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Native Americans. NACR provides resources for patients, caregivers, and educators.

Native American Sites maintained by Lisa Mitten, Social Science Editor for Choice Magazine

Native Circle offers American Crafts, American Indian Crafts, Teaching, Politics & Wisdom, a newsletter, and more

Native Circle at Mayo

Native Research Network (NRN) is a 501(c)3 professional organization providing a pro-active network of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian Aboriginal persons to promote and advocate for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive and builds capacity and to promote an environment for research that operates on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, ethics, cooperation and open communication in multi-disciplinary fields.

Opportunities Industrialization Centers, founded by Rev. Leon Sullivan in 1964, is the largest network of training centers in the world.

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Planners' Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic system.

Poverty & Race Research Action Council is a civil rights policy organization convened by major civil rights and anti-poverty groups in 1988-89. PRRAC's primary mission is to help connect social scientists with advocates working on race and poverty issues, and to promote a research-based advocacy strategy on issues of structural racial inequality.

Prevención, Inc. se esfuerza en producir programas y materiales educativos en salud que sean cultural y étnicamente relevantes para los Hispanos y que sean basados en hechos científicamente demostrados. Su meta principal es la de mejorar la calidad de vida de todos los hispano parlantes, especialmente los de poca educación, bajos ingresos y acceso limitado a la información médica de calidad. Prevención, Inc. uses a national network of Spanish-language radio and television outlets, print media and the world wide web to foster health promotion and disease prevention among the United States Latino population.

Promising Practices Network (PPN) highlights programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. The information pertains to children from the prenatal period to age 18, as well as the families and communities in which they live. This site provides useful information to policymakers, practitioners, and program funders who must choose among many possibilities for improving results for children, youth, and families.

Public Health Institute (PHI) promotes independent, innovative research, training and demonstration programs - many in collaboration with the private health care system and community-based organizations. PHI also supports government's role in assessment, policy development and assurance.

  Public health programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to improving the education of African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans.

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Race, Racism, and the Law examines the role of the law in promoting and/or alleviating racism. The site includes statutes, cases, excerpts of law review articles, annotated bibliographies and other documents related to race and racism.

Racial Legacies and Learning A joint project of PBS Adult Learning Service and the American Association of Colleges and Universities

PBS Adult Learning Service

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Redes En Accion Cancer Network for Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

Society for the Analysis of African American Health Issues (SAAPHI)

Rev. Leon Sullivan (1922-2001), was an African American Preacher, social activist, and educator responsible for leading international efforts to promote nonviolent social and economic change. Among his many accomplishments, he was a major force in increasing job opportunities for African Americans and in ending apartheid in South Africa.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in Science (SACNAS) encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and to obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.

South Africa Partners, Inc. non-profit organization dedicated to the development of long-term partnership opportunities between the United States and South Africa.

Southeast Community Research Center-Atlanta conducts participatory and community-based research in the City of Atlanta and throughout the Southeastern United States.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists and tracking of hate groups. The work of the SPLC is described in two recent television specials Discovery Channel,

SPLC Teaching Tolerance Project

Spirit of 1848 e-mail list has frequent announcements and information about social justice and public health topics. To subscribe, send a message to with the word "subscribe" (without quotes) in the subject line.

Student National Medical Association is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to people of color and underserved communities.

Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates a private consultation service which focuses on clinical, administrative, research and educational issues related to transcultural health care & mental health .

University of Michigan Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD)

University of North Carolina organizations

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