5208.1: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Eliminating Disparities: From Grassroots to a National Coalition

Disparities in health indices between Euro-Americans and Americans of other racial and ethnic backgrounds continue to increase. Research published in diverse academic journals as well as in the popular press, underline daily the growing "health gap" between the rich and the poor. While each year, we, at APHA, attend myriad sessions which articulate these disparities, there is a common complaint at the conclusion of each conference, that our sessions tend to be long on describing these issues and short on offering concrete solutions to end them. This session will bring together experts from diverse public health backgrounds (the audience) to discuss what, over the next year, we can do to prevent, lessen, eliminate these disparities. The emphasis will be on what works: what local, regional and national programs are already working and what specific issues (medicines for those on Medicare? Prevention/treatment of asthma? Daycare for minimum wage employees? Counseling services for adolescents? - the discussion will be dependent upon the participants' interest
Learning Objectives:
Presider(s):Joy Marshal, MA,, MD
Gregory Pappas, MD,, PhD
Sponsor:Peace Caucus
Cosponsors:HIV/AIDS SPIG; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA