Black Health and Racial Equity Symposium

Wayne State University's Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations - CHECK-UP - and the Karmanos Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement are pleased to present their 2022 Community Engaged Research Symposium Series.

The Black Health and Racial Equity Symposium occurred virtually October 25, 26, & 27. This symposium consisted of brief presentations from researchers and community, followed by discussion focused breakout rooms. The breakout rooms attendees developed a call to action that was reported back to the larger group to set an agenda that helps move work forward in the space of Black Health and Racial Equity. This highly engaging symposium focused heavily on discussion and agenda setting as beginning steps of the Black Health & Racial Equity Research Network. The Planning Committee deliberately created an agenda addressing three overarching topics contributing to Black and racial health inequities:

  • Structural racism and implicit bias on health outcomes
  • Food Access
  • Digital divide

Black Health and Racial Equity Symposium resources