3284.0 APHA President Session: Achieving Health Equity in the Era of Health Reform - What is Being Done, What Needs to be Done Next

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law becoming the first major overhaul of the health care system in decades. Since health inequity in the last decade has been getting worse, what are the challenges for ethnic communities and what are some of the best roles for the major societal sectors to help to move the health equity agenda under health reform? This session will bring in major voices from the communities where health inequities exist and will also represent sectors of health care institutions, philanthropy, communities and health departments.
Session Objectives: Define health equity. Discuss ethnic community health equity challenges. Identify roles for achieving health equity from various societal sectors.
Diana Bonta, RN, DrPH , Michael E. Bird, MSW MPH and Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH

African-American Community
Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH

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Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

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