3100.0 Change We Need: Ending Health Disparities through Federal and non-Federal Research Collaborations

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
The elimination of Health disparities is a national goal of Healthy People 2010. However, progress toward elimination of health disparities has been limited and a more innovative and collaborative approaches may be needed to achieve greater progress. This session will provide an overview of the Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research (FCHDR) and its efforts to work across federal and non-federal partners to conduct, translate, and disseminate evidence-base research needed to accelerate progress toward elimination of health disparities and achievement of health equity. The session will include historical overview of health disparities, rationale, and development of FCHDR, and presentations on research needs and recommendations for two FCHDR research priority areas: Built environment, and mental health disparities.
Session Objectives: Describe the history of health disparities elimination in the United States. Discuss rationale and role of collaboration in accelerating progress toward elimination of health disparities and achievement of health equity. Explain FCHDR research model and collaborative strategies. Describe at least two health disparities related to mental health Describe linkage between health disparities and efforts to improve metropolitan planning and investments in advantaged communities. Describe research strategies need to foster cleaner, more livable and less auto dependent communities.
Constance Pledger, EdD, PhD

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

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