New research center to address effects of racism on heart health

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A growing body of research points to the profound effects of structural and interpersonal racism on health equity. This is particularly true when it comes to cardiovascular disease and related conditions, such as high blood pressure and obesity.

In Minnesota, people of color experience some of the worst health disparities in the U.S. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity Promotion Across Minnesota, or C2DREAM, is a new research center led by Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota that aims to reduce these disparities in collaboration with Minnesota community leaders and community health organizations.

This research will be carried about, in part, by Mayo researchers in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 2: Engage Patients and Communities in Every Phase of the Translational Process
Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan