About Us

The Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Health Disparities (VCU CoHD) was established in 2005 by the VCU Board of Visitors in response to emerging evidence of barriers to equitable health care at the local, state and national levels.  The overall mission of the VCU CoHD is to develop the capacity of faculty, staff, students and community partners to identify the causes of and develop interventions to eliminate health disparities. 


To do its work effectively, the VCU CoHD relies on a vast number of collaborative relationships across the Monroe Park and MCV campuses.  This collaborative approach is key to working with VCU’s five health professions schools (School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Allied Health Professions and School of Pharmacy), which have a history of addressing health disparities.  The VCU CoHD has also fostered valuable partnerships with the community, as well as nonprofit organizations, businesses and government sectors.  


The VCU CoHD demonstrates the university's commitment to safeguarding the health of all citizens in the commonwealth.


Contact Us:

Virginia Commonwealth University 
Center on Health Disparities 
P.O. Box 980501 
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0501 
Phone: (804) 828-6890