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Project EXPORT Center of Excellence

Goals

Project EXPORT Center of Excellence is an extension of BSC Minority Health Institute. The primary goal of the EXPORT Center is to reduce the burden of health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities, particularly the African-American populations in West Virginia. The EXPORT Center is currently a component of a National Institutes of Health grant project which provides funding for this program.

The goals of the center are:

  • To conduct basic and behavioral research that promotes prevention as well as early detection of diseases among the minority populations, particularly the African-American population of the West Virginia.
  • To advocate equal access to health care among the minority populations, particularly the African-American population of West Virginia.
  • To collect and disseminate information concerning the health status of the minority populations.
  • To collaborate with local health care providers as well as community leaders in advancing the health needs of the minority populations, particularly the African-American population of West Virginia.