McSilver and NYU Langone Institute for Excellence in Health Equity Partner on Health Disparities

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The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and NYU Langone Health Institute for Excellence in Health Equity (IEHE) are partnering in an effort to address significant healthcare disparities in communities across New York City and beyond. The partnership is born out of a mutual recognition that the prevalence of healthcare inequities in communities that are medically underserved requires a more comprehensive, focused approach.

As a first step, we are launching a unique fellowship to advance the promotion and practice of health equity, demonstrating our shared commitment to addressing the root causes of health inequities and promoting inclusive, trauma-informed healthcare practices for medically underserved individuals and communities.

The aim of the partnership is to leverage the respective resources of both NYU McSilver and IEHE, to bring the expertise, resources, and networks of two dynamic institutions to bear on some of the most pressing issues faced by our communities today. This cooperative approach will rigorously identify and evaluate viable long-term solutions to advance health equity, with a specific focus on poverty and Black maternal and child health.

Working jointly on these areas, the partnership will seek to not only better understand the root causes of health inequities and their full impact on individuals and communities, but to conduct robust research, generate actionable insights, and influence policy changes that inform the implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices that promote equitable health outcomes.

“We at McSilver have made the fight for equity a centerpiece of our efforts. Joining with IEHE, our sister organization at NYU, to bring even greater expertise, experience, and energy to bear on these issues represents a major step forward in the solutions-oriented pursuit of a better world for the communities we serve,” said NYU McSilver Executive Director Rose Pierre-Louis.

“Addressing health inequities requires a comprehensive approach that not only addresses the quality of care that people receive, but also the policies that govern the conditions in which people live, work, play, and worship,” said IEHE Director Dr. Olugbenga Ogedegbe. “This partnership will focus on the policy relevance of the health equity solutions that we create at IEHE.”

Together, NYU McSilver and IEHE are poised to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities across New York City and beyond.

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For more information about NYU McSilver and NYU Langone IEHE, please visit:

NYU McSilver

Institute for Excellence in Health Equity

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Rosemonde Pierre-Louis
Executive Director