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College of Education and Health Professions

College of Education and Health Professions

Center for Health Disparities and Community-Based Research

Our Mission

The mission of the Center is to connect with the community through research and public health intervention in order to reduce health disparities and improve health across the region. Faculty and staff associated with the center partner with community organizations to assess health needs and to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs. The Center also provides service-learning and research opportunities for students in the College of Education and Health Professions in order to provide real-world experiences to prepare graduates for the workforce and graduate education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to positively impact health in West Central Georgia. To make a positive impact, we will build partnerships with organizations committed to improving health. We will work to reduce health disparities and to improve health for all in the region through community-based research and public health programs. We will also make a positive impact by involving our students to help prepare them for the workforce and advanced educational opportunities.

Our Goals

Develop New Community Partnerships

The Center director and faculty will actively seek community partners to provide public health program consultation, development, and evaluation for the purposes of improving health and reducing health disparities in the region.

Maintain Existing Partnerships

The Center director and faculty will fulfill the obligations (current contracts) with existing partners and seek opportunities to advance and maintain these partnerships.

Contact Us

Dawn Nguyen-Truong, Ed.D., MPH, CHES
Director, Center for Health Disparities and Community-Based Research
Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
College of Education and Health Professions
Truong_Dawn@ColumbusState.edu
Office: (706) 565-1452