Marymount University’s Dr. Patricia Heyn and her team with the Center for Optimal Aging have had their research on racial health equity terminology accepted for presentation at the 2023 Cochrane International Colloquium. The prestigious international conference from Cochrane, the leading global provider of evidence synthesis guidelines, will take place on September 4-6 in London, UK, and will focus on the promotion of evidence-informed health care and the discussion of major global health questions.
Dr. Heyn’s project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focuses on defining terminology, concepts, and frameworks surrounding racial health equity— an important and growing concept in health policy and research. The project will span health websites, theoretical research, and systematic reviews on interventions to promote health equity across racialized groups. Dr. Heyn believes that mapping racial health equity concepts is a first and crucial step to advancing health equity and health justice for racially minoritized groups.