Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities
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The Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED) has been established with funding from the REACH US initiative of the Centers f… Read More
The Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (CEED) has been established with funding from the REACH US initiative of the Centers for Disease Control to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Key partners include the UIC Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center, the UIC Healthy Cities/Neighborhood Initiative, and the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Chicago-based CEED is one of 18 centers funded nationally and its goal is to improve the health of African Americans and Latinos, particularly in the areas of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, each of which disproportionately affects those groups. CEED is designed as a systems change project which means that organizations and community partners will be working together to help improve the lifestyle choices that impact health, and to advocate for policies that will promote health. A distinctive icon is created in which it resumes the intent of the organization, that emphasizes equality, union and quality in medical care for every individual regardless of race, ethnicity or other factors. Our icon suggests diversity, dynamics, equality, etc, at the same time is vibrant, solid, modern and elegant. To achieve a graphic solution, the morphology of trees and plants has been studied due to their synonym to life, the symbol has been created based on these factors, integrating a color gamma in which the distinct tones suggest the dynamic and diversity of our current multi ethnic society, but always representing it as a whole. Read Less
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