Endeleo is laser-focused on conditions that impact health, commonly referred to as the Social Determinants of Health. We challenge the notion that health is solely an individual’s responsibility and utilize the determinants of health as a social construct to explain why some individuals and groups have better or worse health outcomes than others. Recognizing the interrelated nature of conditions in our community enables Endeleo to develop strategies that help individuals exert a higher degree of control over their health. Our work is undergirded by Community-engaged Research (CEnR), a data-driven approach that connects health researchers and academic institutions to community residents. Endeleo serves as a bridge to those connections.
Creating a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership to Improve Disparities for African Americans and Kidney Disease
Carter G. Woodson
Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health
A Desert Oasis: Prescribing Healthy Food and Education to Improve Kidney Health in Black Communities
Prescribing Healthy Food and Nutrition
to Improve Kidney Health in Black Communities
Just before the pandemic, we hosted a small, but very enthusiastic group of community residents to discuss how widespread kidney disease is in our community and the underlying cause.
Led by Dr. Dinee Simpson, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation at Northwestern Medicine, the conversation highlighted and underscored the significance of healthy food and nutrition as critical elements of kidney disease prevention.