Mission and Vision
The mission of the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research (DH-CHEER) is to reduce cancer and health disparities in ethnic minority and medically underserved populations. Through outstanding, integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention, we strive to become a model for improving the health of the community.
DH-CHEER will accomplish its mission through:
- Research and health promotion activities conducted by DH-CHEER faculty and staff
- Cooperative initiatives involving institutions in the Texas Medical Center and entities such as educational institutions, private and public health agencies and community-based leaders and organizations
- Education and training of students and professionals about minority health research
- Research collaborations involving community leaders and community members
Our vision is to eliminate disparities in cancer among ethnic minority and medically underserved populations in Texas and the nation, thereby positioning The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as national leaders in the growing area of minority health research.
DH-CHEER and MD Anderson are committed to bringing together people and local organizations and encouraging them to share their collective wisdom and resources. By uniting our talents and efforts, we can reduce the health disparities facing our minority and indigent populations.
Our core values are:
- Respect for human rights
- Commitment to excellence in research