Focusing on broad-based, sustainable outcomes that influence health policy in underserved populations MACHE utilizes the resources of the faculty and staff of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and collaborative partners to continually work to improve health equity outcomes.

The Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Program of the MACHE and the Clinical and Translation Science Institute (CTSI) aims to assist WFBMC investigators by increasing involvement of special populations in clinical studies. The program especially encourages research opportunities for:

  • Older adults (65 years of age and older)
  • Children and adolescents (17 years of age and younger)
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities

The goal of the ISP program is to offer services to support clinical studies in the inclusion of special populations to:

  • Meet the health needs of patients across diverse populations.
  • Increase knowledge about the extent to which different subgroups might respond to prevention.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases and assure the safety and effectiveness of prevention.