185476 Health as a Civil Right: Where we stand today

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:45 PM

Darrell Montgomery, MPA , Central Public Health Region, Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, AR
The Institute of Medicine's study titled “Unequal Treatment” provides credible evidence of patterns of disparate treatment and service delivery based upon race, color, and national origin. However, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin by programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. This session addresses Civil Rights and Where We Stand Today.

Participants in this session will learn how an APHA section designed and implemented a technology-driven means of examining our current standing as far as equal access and equal treatment.

Participants will discuss the increasing use of emerging technology such as blogs and webinars as a means to distribute and share information regarding unequal treatment.

Participants will examine and analyze the use of technology in sharing information on the current status.

Participants will evaluate the technological approach to health care and civil rights.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to discuss the primary methods in place today in the United States for assuring Health as a Civil Right.

Keywords: Health Law, Community Health Assessment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I served as chair of our dialogue planning group and was very much involved in the process of establishing webinar on Health Care as a Civil Right.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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.