3136.1 Ethnic & Racial Disparities: Health Insurance & Public Awareness

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will review racial and ethnic differences in access to care and awareness of racial and ethnic disparities. Racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage and access to care have been well documented and the affects of health inequity have been shown in the literature. This session will further elucidate the complex relationship of health insurance and access to care on racial and ethnic health disparities as well as provide an overview of awareness of racial and ethnic disparities.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify predictors of racial and ethnic disparities in mortality in U.S. adults. 2. Describe strategies to increase awareness of health and healthcare disparities among health system employees. 3. Identify current levels of racial and ethnic health disparities awareness among the general population.
Rashida R. Dorsey, PhD, MPH

Racial disparities in mortality among middle aged adults in the United States: Is health insurance the solution?
Janice C. Probst, PhD, Katrina M. Walsemann, PhD, Jessica D. Bellinger, PhD, MPH and James W. Hardin, PhD
Explaining racial and ethnic disparities in waiting times at U.S. emergency departments
Nancy Sonnenfeld, PhD, Stephen R. Pitts, MD, MPH and Susan Schappert, MA
Can racial/ethnic disparities in dental care be reduced by providing discounted care?
Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Ronald M. Andersen, PhD, Marvin Marcus, DDS, MPH, Dylan Roby, PhD and Gina Nicholson, MPH
Healthcare Equity Campaign: Raising awareness of healthcare disparities among employees of a large, urban, tertiary health system through a system-wide campaign
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Megan L. Brady, MPH, MSW, Denise White Perkins, MD, PhD, Sharon Milberger, ScD and William Conway, MD
Trends in Public Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States (1999-2009)
Jennifer Benz, PhD, Valerie A. Welsh, MS, CHES, Oscar Espinosa, MA, Margrethe Montgomery, MA and Angela Fontes, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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

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