The History of Health Equity at CSUSB
In 2007, CSUSB faculty obtained a grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD; P20 MD 002722) to enhance the research infrastructure of minority institutions (RIMI).
The RIMI grant was utilized for six years to support both students and faculty, enhancing their knowledge and research skills related to health equity. This work led to the creation of the Center for Health Equity at CSUSB and also to the certificate in Health Equity and Health Disparities. The center focuses primarily on faculty led research activities and the certificate program provides educational opportunities for students. The center and the certificate are separate but interrelated through the interdisciplinary programs at CSUSB