3019.0 Balancing Equity, Effectiveness and Efficiency in Health System Reform

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session discusses health disparities thorugh multiple stratgeies. It assess the roles of enabling services in building sustainable homes, health care reform,access to health care wither through Federal or State based efforts.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Assess the roles of enabling services in building sustainable health care homes Demonstrate the historical similarities and differences in the development of health care reform in four different countries in comparison to the history of US health care networks. Define consumer assistance programs as a model for easing significant consumer transitions when the health care delivery system is reformed either under federal health reform or through incremental state-based health efforts. Explain the implications of health care reform for reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.

Enabling Services at Community Health Centers A Crucial Factor in Building Sustainable Health Care Homes
Hui Song, MPH, MS, Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Katherine Chen, Jeffrey Caballero, MPH and Winston Tseng, PhD
Health care consumer assistance programs: A cornerstone for successful health reform
Akosua A. Boateng, MPH, Clare Byrne, Nora Chaves, Priya Mendon, MS and Carrie Tracy, JD
Where do we go from here? Maximizing the potential of health care reform to reduce racial and ethnic disparities
Dennis P. Andrulis, PhD, MPH, Nadia J. Siddiqui, MPH and Jonathan Purtle, MPH, MSc

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Health Administration, Social Work, Vision Care Section, Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging Forum

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