Promoting Local and Global Health Equity
Illinois researchers across campus are working to address critical health disparities in the United States and abroad. The health equity research community at Illinois looks at health disparities through interdisciplinary lenses including medicine, child development, law, food access, education, and health communication. Factoring health disparities into the design of new technologies, devices, and interventions can mitigate unequal healthcare access, medical treatment, and health outcomes. This growing research community is ensuring that health disparities are woven into the planning of health research, interventions, and medical innovations on campus.