Office of Health Disparities Research

Addressing Health Disparities is Our Priority.

Community Partners

Community partnerships build dialogue and collaboration among community organizations and area health care providers to help ensure that research addresses community health priorities.

The Mayo Clinic Office of Health Disparities Research collaborates with community partners through:

  • Institutional agreements or memoranda of understanding
  • Grant funding
  • Joint faculty appointments
  • Shared graduate students
  • Research that addresses the needs of undeserved populations

Community Advisory Boards

Mayo Clinic partners with community advisory boards in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida for community input, support and guidance on research efforts.

Learn about our Community Advisory Board partners.


Native American Partners

NARONative American Research Outreach uses Mayo Clinic’s research and clinical experience to address tribal and urban Indian health priorities to improve health and well-being. Read more.

Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota

Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota

circle-logo-smThe Native CIRCLE is a resource center providing cancer- and non-cancer-related materials to health care professionals and lay people involved in the education, care and treatment of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read more.

Spirit of Eagles

Spirit of Eagles

IHS logoMayo Clinic partners with the Indian Health Service to facilitate and support the efforts of both entities to reduce cancer and related health burdens in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Read more.


Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

Indian Health Board

Indian Health Board

Rochester Healthy Community Partners

Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health! (FAITH!) Health and Wellness Program

links_01The Links, Incorporated, is a service organization of women committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Read more.

Christway Full Gospel MinistriesChristway Full Gospel Ministries

Christ's Church of the Jesus HourChrist’s Church of the Jesus Hour

Other Partners


ASU-Full-ColorMayo Clinic's partnership with Arizona State University fosters medical innovation and health transformation, including advancing new knowledge and discovery, tools, treatments and educational programs to enhance health outcomes. Read more.

Mountain parkMountain Park Health Center has five clinics around the Phoenix area with an emphasis on five core services: family medicine, pediatric services, women’s health care, pharmacy and dental care. Read more.

maricopaMaricopa Integrated Health System serves a diverse patient population in central Phoenix and has an excellent reputation as a quality institute that does clinical research to improve health care outcomes. Read more.

SAUCA The Somali American United Council of Arizona was developed in 2006 in response to the growing need to connect Somali communities in Arizona with each other and the rest of the American society. Read more.


footer-ufhealth-logoUniversity of Florida Health. Read more.

sisters-network-inc-logoThrough its affiliate chapters and partnerships with existing service providers, Sisters Network, Inc., addresses the breast health needs of African American women and promotes establishment of much-needed community breast health services. Read more.

volunteers in medicineVolunteers in Medicine Jacksonville provides free primary health care to low-income, working adults and their families. Read more.

Mayo Clinic partners with the Jacksonville Hispanic Church of God on the "Just Moving" initiative to encourage adoption of healthy habits and increased physical activity.

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Florida Health logoFlorida Department of Health

SSRC logoThe Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center provides health education, health screening and other community services in Jacksonville, Florida, Learn more.

new-town-success-zone-established-2009-77877804New Town Success Zone is a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a  continuum of services to help children and their families living in the New Town neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, achieve the goals of healthy development, academic success  and well-being of children. Read more.

EWC-revMayo Clinic collaborates with Edward Waters College, New Town Success Zone, and others to sponsor health disparities conferences and community summits. Read more.

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The Bridge of Northeast Florida

The Bridge of Northeast Florida

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