National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Research
Network for Health Services and Health Disparities (The Network) was
established in 1996 through a collaboration between the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of Research, Demonstration,
and Information (ORDI) and HBCUs in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas
and Washington, DC. This
effort was one of CMSs activities designed to implement the mandate of the
President’s Executive Order 12876 (New Order is 13256 –
Network is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of
promoting opportunities that increase the capacity of HBCUs to develop and
conduct quality health services research and outreach activities that
address the health needs of African Americans.
The Network has grown from nineteen original HBCU investigators to
more than 125. Represented in
this membership are faculty members from 34 HBCUs.
The Network is incorporated in the State of
as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The organization is governed by by-laws and officially elected