Focus Area: HHS Region IV

The base of the TCC’s research occurs in Health and Human Services (HHS) Region IV (Southeast US).  This region is often referred to as the “belts” of our nation – infant mortality belt, stroke belt, obesity belt, diabetes belt, poverty belt, cancer belt, among others.  This region of the country most often has the greatest disparities in chronic disease mortality and morbidity.  HHS Region IV is the largest of all HHS regions and includes the eight southeastern states of AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN

An additional key geographic area of the TCC’s work will includes partners that are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Actions Institute (REHDAI) funded coalition. These additional states include Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Texas.