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Divisions Faculty Grants and Awards Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research,
Grayson Mendenhall
December 14, 2005

The UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes has awarded associate professor Betsy Sleath a grant to study racial and ethnic health disparities in North Carolina.

Sleath’s project, “Improving Pharmacy Services for Latinos in North Carolina” will be conducted over the course of 18 months. The purpose of the project is to describe Latino patients’ medication use, understand Latino patients’ perceptions of the role of U.S. pharmacies and how they differ from pharmacies in their home countries, describe how Latino patients believe that U.S. pharmacies can improve services for them, and understand what community pharmacists believe can be done to improve services for Latino patients.

The findings from the study will be used to develop a R01 NIH grant application that seeks to develop and test innovative pharmacy services for Latino individuals.

The mission of ECHO is to eliminate health status and health outcomes disparities through translatable, evidence-based research, multidisciplinary training and education, and culturally sensitive service to North Carolina communities.

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