3061.0 Bridging the Gaps in Health Disparities

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session describes a variety of strategies utilized to reduce health disparities. Specific strategies include assessing the needs of specific populations, implementing targeted community-based interventions, and shifting the concept of diversity in an institute of higher education.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify partnerships that address the community’s health disparities 2. Describe successful interventions to reach targeted populations.

8:45 AM
Cultural perceptions of acute coronary syndrome in an urban setting: Time from onset of symptoms of ACS to arrival at emergency room
Mrunalini Deshmukh, MD, Niko Verdecias, MPH, Michael Joseph, PhD, MPH, Edmond S. Malka, MPH, CPH, Wanda Torres and Judith H. LaRosa, PhD, RN
9:00 AM
Community Planning Toolkit to Prepare Vulnerable Populations for Emergencies
Kristy Alison Kade, MPH, Gilbert Nick, Loris J. Elqura, MS, Elena Savoia, MD MPH and Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
9:15 AM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing