• By Dana Sparks

Collaborating to Reduce Health Disparities in the African American Community

December 19, 2013

Multigenerational African American family

Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated have established a formal collaboration that aims to develop a more diverse health care workforce.

The joint initiative ranges from raising health awareness in the African American community to facilitating scientific research — with a special focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer, organ transplantation and obesity. The collaboration stems from one patient’s experience.

The world’s first and largest group medical practice and one of the nation’s premier volunteer service organizations of professional African American women are joining forces to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the United States.

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