5094.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Action Board Scientific Session: The Role of Access to Health Care in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

This session will examine the statistical relationship between disproportionate access to health care among racially and ethnically defined populations, and the incidence of health disparities in these groups. With the ultimate goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in mind, better ways to identify and define this relationship between access and disparities will be discussed, as well as strategies for conveying the importance of understanding the relationship to the correct audiences empowered to address the problem, and identifying who those audiences might be. A particular focus will be on the role of public policy and practice in documenting the relationship and advocating for reform
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Gwendolyn Lipscomb, RN, MSN
Organizer(s):Mary Wallace
12:30 PMWelcoming Remarks--Elsie Eyer, MS
12:35 PMObjectives and Overview
Elsie E. Eyer, MS
12:40 PMFirst Perspective
June Jackson-Christmas, MD
1:00 PMSecond Perspective
Helen Rodrigues-Trias, MD
1:20 PMThird Perspective
Frances Hubbard, MS
1:40 PMDiscussion/Interaction
Sponsor:APHA-Action Board

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA