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Minority Access, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that
academic institutions, federal, state, and local government agencies, and various corporations
in diversifying campuses and work sites by improving the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minorities.
Inc. also provides technical assistance to minorities and minority-serving institutions in order to improve the higher educational, professional and managerial employment of minorities.
Access, Inc. is cooperating with the Office
of Minority Health, and the National Center on Minority
Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) to help close the health disparities gap, a goal to
which NIH has accorded the highest priority. Our mission is to
do our part in saving lives and reducing suffering for
humanitarian reasons while concomitantly serving the interests
of colleges and universities and of our nation. Specifically,
our goal is to increase the participation of minorities in
biomedical research by identifying and honoring minority
students and their supporters of any race. Since minorities are
more likely to conduct research on and find cures for illnesses
that afflict minorities, the end result should be a narrowing of
the health disparities gap, a gap that is currently wide.
We believe this highly successful model can be used to assist
institutions committed to recruiting, retaining and graduating
minorities in identifying high potential minority talent,
recruit minority students and support them in their research.
Minority Access offers a wide variety of services through its
Associate Program to
these institutions, including honoring outstanding achievers as
role models worthy of emulation.