3147.0 Discrimination and bias: Social injustice in health care

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Discrimination and bias create social injustice. When present in the health care system, discrimination and bias further compromise health and well-being. This session features presentations on a diverse collection of marginalized and stigmatized populations and discusses the role of public health in mitigating this problem.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe impact of provider bias on health and well-being of various marginalized/stigmatized populations. 2. Discuss challenges in remediating discrimination and bias among providers. 3. Compare the commonalities of impacts among various marginalized populations.
Keisha Shropshire, MPH, CHES

Implications of weight bias as a barrier to the treatment of Obesity
Jennifer Copeland, MA, Peter Jaberg, PhD and Nicholas Lenckus, MA
Racial differences in diagnosis among HIV/AIDS female veterans receiving care in Veterans Affairs facilities
Grace Lartey, PhD, William N. Mkanta, PhD, Tina Abrefa-Gyan, MSW, Shalini Singh and Huma Ansari

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus