Stanford Faculty working in partnership to achieve health equity
In response to growing interest and expertise among faculty that are dedicated to addressing health disparities, we have launched a Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network. Based in research and scholarship, the HEAL Network brings faculty together to determine how we can better address health inequities. Through the Network members are able to:
- Receive or provide mentorship
- Participate in education and training
- Identify collaborative funding opportunities
- Develop local and National policies to address health disparities
HEAL Network membership is currently open to Stanford Medicine faculty who are involved or interested in Health Equity Research. While membership is currently limited to faculty, most HEAL Network activities are open to anyone at Stanford with an interest in Health Equity research. We will promote HEAL Network activities to a broad audience through the HEAL and SPHERE Websites and other communication approaches. See who is in the HEAL Network.
The HEAL Network builds upon the vision from Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE), a five-year initiative led by Bonnie Maldonado that is dedicated to reducing disease in minority populations through the implementation of precision health projects and community engagement.
Please learn more about SPHERE by visiting the SPHERE Website.
HEAL Network Steering Committee
OFDD HEAL Network Leadership
Past HEAL Webinar Videos
HEAL Talks Entrepreneurship In Health Equity 11.15.23
HEAL Asian Health Equity Across the Lifespan FY22
Health Equity Research in Genetics
Health Equity Research in Disability Communities
Health Equity Research in the Black Community
Health Equity Research in the LGBTQ+ Community
The Past and Future of Race in Medicine
Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences
Improving Clinical Competencies in Providing Whole-Person Care for Muslim Patients
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity of the Stanford University School of Medicine offers grants to junior and mid-career faculty members that support health equity projects under the mentorship of a senior faculty member. These grants are intended to support the advancement of health equity and health outcomes of populations that have been historically marginalized in the United States. Funds may be used to undertake research, clinical, or educational projects that promote health equity.
Experiences of Black Pregnant People with Nutrition Counseling in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Analysis
Studies on the intersection of race with social determinants of health suggest critical evidence-based gaps in culturally congruent studies on dietary-appropriate counseling. This research proposes qualitative research to inform critical gaps in nutritional counseling to reduce anemia-related disparities.
Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa
Partnering with Community Health Workers to advance health equity in Latinx communities in Santa Clara County
This Community-Based Participatory Research project aims to co-design and test the feasibility of a comprehensive social determinants of health and resource navigation training for Community Health Workers, with the potential to strengthen social service delivery models and advance solutions to better meet the needs of local urban and rural Latinx communities.
IDD-TRANSFORM en Español: Expanding a Patient-Researcher Collaborative about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Include Spanish Speaking Patients
The goal of this engagement project is to expand our community-academic partnership focused on improving health and healthcare for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) of Spanish-speaking Latinx patients. It is critical to engage this community in our partnership to ensure that our interventions are responsive to their needs and priorities.
The HEAL Network is launching a new series of seven workshops over the next several months. The series, entitled HEAL Talks: Strategies for Engaging in Health Equity Research, is geared towards Jr. Faculty and Faculty who would like to enhance their skills in conducting health equity research with communities.
Education & Training Resources
Precision Health Equity in Primary Care Seminar Series
This four-part seminar series presented the state of the science of precision health equity, from societal, scientific, and clinical perspectives, and was designed to inform and inspire primary care providers to translate these innovations into their practices and communities.
SPHERE Seminar I: Precision Health Equity and Social Justice
SPHERE Seminar II: Germline Screening for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease in Minority Populations
SPHERE Seminar III: Pharmacogenomics in Underserved Communities
SPHERE Seminar IV: Polygenic Risk Scores in Primary Care Screening
Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) webinar