The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to studying ethnic and racial disparities in health and health care, as well as the potential means to eliminate those disparities.

The school has a Centennial Scholars Program (intranet) to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research and who may serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from underrepresented minority groups.

The Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) was created to engage partners in collaborative teaching, research, and service initiatives to improve health equity in Wisconsin. The Collaborative Center for Health Equity staff works closely with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) staff engaged in its administrative, research, training and education, and community-academic partnership cores.

This collaboration allows for improved training opportunities for students, and creates an active and vibrant research community to attract faculty and staff with a strong interest in underserved populations.

Likewise, the Wisconsin Partnership Program provides community grant support to aid in attracting a diverse faculty to work with students in reducing health disparities.

The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) aims to improve the health and wellness of American Indian people through education opportunities and faculty recruitment, retention and development.