About HERC

 

The Health Equity Research Collaborative (HERC) was formed by a group of researchers who are interested in health disparities and community-based solutions. The researchers initially collaborated for a scoping review on Black Canadian women and breast and cervical cancer and this also led to the development of a peer education program.

BOTTOM LINE: Our work is aimed at improving the health of communities. Our first set of projects were done to bring about awareness that Black women are less likely to get their pap tests and mammograms, and to spread the general message that getting screened can save your life.