Lunch Enlightenment Series (LES)


The Center for Reducing Health Disparities in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research launched the Lunch Enlightenment Series in October 2010. The purpose of the series is to foster relationships between our academic and community partners by providing a forum to discuss health disparities impacting our local communities. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are invited to participate in the quarterly one and a half hour presentation. The format of the series is a 30-40 minute didactic presentation, followed by a 10-15 minute presentation/ "testimony" from a community member impacted by the topic, followed by a working 30-35 minute discussion amongst participants. A healthy lunch is provided during the group discussion and is often catered by our local community partners. Participants are encouraged to identify feasible solutions for addressing the health disparity series topic to achieve health equity.