IOM Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities: Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Implementation of the ACA
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In 2007, the Institute of Medicine created the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities in order to spotlight the poor health outcomes experienced by vulnerable populations in the U.S., particularly for racial/ethnic minority groups, as compared to the majority population. In April 2013, the Roundtable held a public workshop in Hartford, CT, focusing on how to ensure that health equity can be included in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Of particular interest was a panel on community engagement. This session will discuss the challenges involved in reaching diverse communities and how grassroots efforts can help with enrollment efforts. Three speakers will present their ideas about community engagement efforts in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Session Objectives: Discuss the translation from research to practice and its implications for community engagement.
Describe a shared leadership model for community advocacy.
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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Medical Care, Public Health Social Work, Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)