Karen Reed is the Director of the Division of Multicultural Health & Community Engagement.
The Division of Multicultural Health & Community Engagement. (DMHCE) primary goal is to permanently change the conditions that produce differential health outcomes that will, over time, have a greater effect than traditional interventions.
The DMHCE works with stakeholders to identify approaches to eliminate health inequities through a focus on social determinants of health and social justice, in addition to more traditional health promotion, as key strategies to eliminate health inequities that exist by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, geography and gender.
Karen provides leadership and oversees key division inititiatives:
In addition to Karen, the division achieves its objectives by the efforts of the Health Equity Specialist – CLAS Coordinator and numerous Health Equity Interns and collaborative partners. The division is focused on long-term efforts of eliminating health inequities. Karen is committed to identifying opportunities to advance health equity through providing resources, training presentations, committee and board participation and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.