Eliminating health disparities

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Our students and faculty help to eliminate health disparities by providing care in clinics designed to fill cracks in the health care landscape.

At the University of Minnesota, we believe far too many families live without health insurance, or find themselves underinsured, and lacking the security that health insurance can provide.

Within our health sciences programs, we’re educating our students to make a difference once they step from our campus. We empower them to shape the world around them and teach them more than just how to deliver health care.

Our programs offer a number of opportunities for our students and faculty to help eliminate health disparities by providing care in clinics designed to fill cracks in the health care landscape.

dentistThrough free or low-cost health care clinics such as the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, the Community-University Health Care Center and the School of Dentistry’s Pediatric Dental Clinic, patients receive the best possible care from clinicians they can trust.

Beyond providing care, we’re also conducting research that will help determine why health disparities occur in the first place, and engineering solutions to combat growing rates of under- and uninsured families nationwide.