166944 Health disparities and emergencies: Considerations in planning for and responding to violence and disasters

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:50 PM

Jamila Rashid, PhD, MPH , Team Leader, Research Agenda and Promotion Team, Office of Public Health Research, Office of the Chief Science Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Violence and disasters often have a disproportionate effect on populations that are already vulnerable, or have limited access to prevention and intervention services. People who have pre-existing vulnerabilities may have these compounded as the result of an emergency, as they lose resources or community support. In addition to the policy issues related to decreasing health disparities, there is a need to initiate research that provides a scientific basis for changes in policy. This presentation will focus on the priorities for research in health disparities that relate to violence and disasters, and the potential impact of this research on policy and practice.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss research needs in violence prevention and intervention and disasters as they relate to health disparities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No
Any institutionally-contracted trials related to this submission?

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.