The mission of El Centro is carried out through the synergistic work of four cores:
Provides stewardship for El Centro’s mission and oversees the day-to-day management and direction of El Centro in relation to UM, the funding agency, and the community at large.
Provides leadership and support to promote scientific excellence in the area of health disparities intervention research and methodology and to develop new research.
Research Training and Education Core (R-TEC):
Provides an environment to equip trainees with the knowledge, skills and experiences to conduct culturally competent and ethically responsible community-based health disparities research and to attract and maximize the opportunities for success of minority research trainees.
Community Engagement, Dissemination and Implementation (CEDI) Core:
Builds upon existing community networks to serve as a bi-directional bridge between researchers and community-based organizations for the purpose of building community capacity to use and disseminate knowledge and to implement and evaluate interventions that address health disparities.