5282.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Promoting a Balanced Research Agenda to Inform Health Disparities: Moving Beyond Individually-Based Determinants of Health

The recent launch of Healthy People 2010 has brought increased attention to eliminating health disparities. Less attention, however, has been given to the role of health research in creating and reinforcing the inequities in health faced by much of the nation's population. This session discusses the reframing of health research by emphasizing the power of the social context in shaping health research and health outcomes, while acknowledging the role of biomedical and individual determinants. Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. identify the role unquestioned assumptions play in shaping and interpreting health data, 2. discuss the influence of "gaps" in scientific knowledge on the individual and collective health status of underserved sub-populations, and 3. describe suggested remedies aimed at establishing an equitable balance in health and medical research
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, MPH, PhD
Panelist(s):Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, MPH, PhD
David R. Williams, PhD
Chiquita A. Collins, PhD
Organizer(s):Roberta B. Hollander, MPH, MA, PhD
Marc Clark, MS
4:30 PMSocial and environmental factors in health research
Collins O. Airhihenbuwa
4:50 PMRace and health: Trends and social determinants
David R. Williams, PhD
5:10 PMConsequences of residential segregation on health
Chiquita Collins, Vivian Pinn, MD
5:30 PMQuestions & Answers
Sponsor:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Cosponsors:Academic Public Health Caucus; Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Environment; Health Administration; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA