C-STAHR is a coalition of community members, physicians, health profession
students and 2040 Partners for Health, pursuing their mission since 2010. The project's goal is
for students and the community to work together to better understand perceived discrimination
and to design a feasible intervention to better equip future healthcare providers and community
members to reduce the effects of implicit bias.
C-STAHR has been the recipient of the President's Diversity Award and HHS & CCTSI grants.
C-STAHR's projects include: education initiatives, including improving the cirriculum
at the CU medical school; creating clinic and community based tools to improve patient-provider
relationships; empowering minority youth related to their own health and encouraging them to
consider health care careers.
Decision making is split between community members and students. By employing Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) techniques, C-STAHR ensures that research and health interventions are driven by the needs of the community.