Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities

Established in 2014, the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, through a family-centered approach, seeks to decrease health disparities through education, research, research training, and community-based programs and services.

Addressing the social determinants of health will be the driving-force for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Evers-Williams Institute as highlighted below.

The Evers-Williams Institute addresses the social determinants of health through the following areas of focus:

  • Child health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Minority male health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), “health disparities are differences in incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality or survival rates compared to the health status of the general population.”

For more information and for a full report on health disparities, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. For more information on social determinants of health, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website