Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health to serve as national coordinating center for new NIH Community-led Health Equity Research Program

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Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health received a $20 million award to be disbursed over five years from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Common Fund through the agency’s Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) program to study health equity solutions nationwide.

The ComPASS program enables research at 25 community-serving institutions that address underlying structural factors within communities that affect health — often referred to as social determinants of health — such as access to education, healthy food, employment, transportation, and health care.

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