Representatives of Minority and Underserved Communities Should Help Decide Priorities For Health Research

Health ResearchersHealth metrics and outcomes are significantly lower in minority and underserved communities.  One reason for this is the discrepancy in funding and other resources dedicated to health research in these communities vs. the country as a whole.  A study attempts to bridge this gap by concluding that members of these communities should actively participate in deciding on health research priorities and funding.

Individuals and groups from these underserved communities tend to favor research into child health and mental health.  Including views such as these in health research decisions helps make these decisions more equitable and pertinent to the values and needs of these communities.

Furthermore, the study suggests that such decisions take into account the cultures and beliefs of the communities they affect.

Read the study results

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