5148.0 Reducing Health Disparities by Improving Access to Care

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Health disparities are a result of several inter-dependent factors. In this session the presenters will discuss several issues that contribute to these health disparities and the different populations affected. Included in the presentations are some concrete examples of how to address these disparities and development of strategies to reduce these inequities. Also included is a presentation on how certain chronic diseases such as breast cancer, can be treated more effectively by identifying local areas in need of screening and early detection services using a collaborative process that mobilizes diverse partners, expertise and data, while tapping local knowledge and experiences regarding the conditions. Such projects can provide future insight for other communities with a model for collaborative planning to address health preventive service provisions.
Session Objectives: Describe the importance and impact of community members as a resource for development and implementation of research. Discuss health disparities by specific population types like sexual orientation and children and describe sustainable programs and approaches to address these. Describe local collaborative efforts t that identifies local disparities in health outcomes and be able to use that information to plan services to meet identified needs.
Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES

12:30 PM
Diversity and Disparity: Bringing Community Realities to the Prevention Research Centers Program Community-based Research
Jo Anne Grunbaum, EdD, Demia Wright, MPH, Stephanie Rubel, MPH, Sharrice White-Cooper, Nicola Dawkins, PhD, MPH and Eduardo J. Simoes, MD, MSc, MPH
12:45 PM
Addressing Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation in San Mateo County, CA
Crispin Delgado, MPP, Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP and Scott Morrow, MD, MPH, MBA
1:00 PM
A collaborative project to address local disparities in breast cancer outcomes
Erin Touslee, MPH CHES, Jorge Castaneda, MPH, Travers Y. Ichinose, MS, MA, Rhonda Folsom, MPH CHES, Sharri Mahdavi, RN BSN SPHN and Sarah F. Marshall, MA
1:15 PM
Impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act on Childhood Obesity
Marinelle Payton, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, Roslyn Knox Lockett, MBA and Felix A. Okojie, EdD, MPH, CRA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)