4343.0 Reducing Health Disparities: Focus on Chronic Conditions and Outcomes

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
The focus of this round table session will be improving the delivery of public health services with presentations focusing on chronic disease management, reducing health disparities. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the presenters for a discussion of their papers, and to attend several presentation-discussions during the course of the session. Presentations in this session will focus on policy issues around the impact of cardiovascular disease on women; strategies to improve health along the U.S.-Mexican border; the efficacy of a mobile mammography program to enhance women’s access to this important preventive service; the role of community advisory boards in maintaining the quality of community health services; an innovative program to screen high-risk Latina women for diabetes using bilingual, culturally sensitive providers; a statewide collaboration (in Colorado) to strengthen public health by building capacity within the participating organizations; a city-wide collaboration (in Boston) to reduce health disparities; and finally a method to assess the degree to which public health spending produces the desired public health outcomes.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Identify key public health partnerships to increase chronic disease prevention Understand effective strategies for reducing health disparities between population groups Describe the principal functions of a community advisory board Identify ways to develop effective cultural community-based partnerships Identify strategies in selecting of quality measures for health care disparities reduction

Table 3
Comparison of mobile versus fixed mammography sites from the perspective of mid-life, uninsured women in Santa Clara County, CA: A focus group study
Christine N. Chang, Yi-Ren Chen, Narmadan A. Kumarasamy, MPH, Angela L. Venegas, MS, Mary C. B. Nacionales, MPH, MBA, CHES and Elena Alcala, MPH
Table 4
Importance of community advisory boards as a community structure for strategic planning of health policy and education: Using RARE methodology in prostate cancer prevention
Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Joyce Buckner-Brown, PhD, MHS, RRT, Gerri A. Cannon-Smith, MD, MPH, Mario J. Azevedo, PhD and Sridevi Alla, MBBS

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus