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  • Center of Excellence for Sexual Health
    CESH was developed to implement actions proposed in the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior. Its mission is to raise the level of national dialogue on human sexuality and sexual health and well being in a sustained, informed, honest, mature, and respectful manner, and to produce actions that reflect scientific evidence and deeply held beliefs.

    Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved
    Funded by the Kellogg Foundation, this national program works with eight communities in areas that are home to some of the nation's most underserved populations, such as immigrants and the homeless. The program's mission is to develop innovative models for improving access and the quality of healthcare and health outcomes. Its approach is both preventative and holistic; For instance, Community Voices has done studies of the link between mental health services and prison inmates, as well as established a men's health clinic.

    Division of Behavioral Health
    This program's goal is to reduce the stigma associated with mental disorders and illnesses; to improve access to mental health services by progressively integrating mental health and primary care; and to advance community mental health programs based on enhancing resiliency and preventing mental illness. This program includes the Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health, funded by Bill and Camille Cosby.

    Division of Health Policy
    The Division of Health Policy is focused on providing leadership and preparing leaders committed to developing and implementing policies and practices that reduce disparities in health and advance health equity.

    Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    The Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is designed to close the gap between academic health centers and the communities of greatest need by engaging with the people most affected by health disparities.

    Transdisciplinary Center on Health Equity Policy Research
    Transdisciplinary Center on Health Equity Policy Research seeks to inform policy decisions through innovative research and scientific evidence aimed at eliminating health disparities funded by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.