Challenges and Successes in Reducing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary

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National Academies Press, Jun 13, 2008 - Medical - 210 pages
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In early 2007, the Institute of Medicine convened the Roundtable on Health Disparities to increase the visibility of racial and ethnic health disparities as a national problem, to further the development of programs and strategies to reduce disparities, to foster the emergence of leadership on this issue, and to track promising activities and developments in health care that could lead to dramatically reducing or eliminating disparities. The Roundtable's first workshop, Challenges and Successes in Reducing Health Disparities, was held in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 31, 2007, and examined (1) the importance of differences in life expectancy within the United States, (2) the reasons for those differences, and (3) the implications of this information for programs and policy makers.


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List of Acronyms
1 Introduction
Different Perspectives
3 Clinical and CommunityDevelopment Approaches to Reducing Disparities
4 Successful Clinical and CommunityDevelopment Strategies
5 Health Disparities in a Business Environment
6 Moving Forward
Agenda of the Public Meeting Held by the Roundtable on Health Disparities
Workshop Presenters Biosketches and Participant List
Eight Americas Investigating Mortality Disparities Across Races Counties and RaceCounties in the United States
Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities

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