Friday, October 5, 2012

2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit.

Register today for the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit. 
Remember, registration is a two-step process.  You must first complete the 
general registration to obtain a password to select your breakout sessions.

If you have not yet made your selections, you can choose from more than 100 sessions 
in three different tracks under 16 different themes including: 

·         Social, Biological, Environmental and Economic Disparities in Childhood 
Developmental Health Outcomes

·         Testing and Linkage to Treatment/Care for Vulnerable Asian American, 
Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

·         Elder Abuse in Diverse Communities: Scope, Culture, and Policy Implications

·         Public Policies, System-level and Environmental Strategies to Address Obesity 
 Prevention and Health

·         Research and Community Efforts to Address Inner-City Asthma

·         Patient-Centered Outcomes and Effectiveness Research in Health Disparities

·         Place Matters for Health:  Using Locally-Tailored Community Health Equity 
Reports to Compel Action to Eliminate Health Inequities

·         Racial and Ethnic Differences and Disparities in Pain:  The State of the 
Science of Inclusion 

·         The Hidden Toll of Occupational Health Disparities

·         10 Years Later: Lessons Learned in a Community-based Rheumatology 
Clinic with an Underserved Patient Population

·         Developing and Implementing the 2012 HHS Environmental Justice Strategy: 
The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement

If you have questions, please contact or call 240-395-0549.

Health Disparities Partnership Forum. October 22-23, 2012

Minority Health Action Alert

Provided by the Office of Minority Health Resource Center
October 04, 2012

NPA - National Partnership for Action

American Diabetes Association's Fifth Disparities Partnership Forum, 

October 22-23, Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open Exit Disclaimer  for the American Diabetes Association's Fifth Disparities Partnership 
Forum on diabetes care in high risk populations. The goal of the forum is to encourage collaboration 
with partners to address the disparity of cultural competency, health literacy and health equity in 
diabetes care, specifically in populations at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, such as African 
Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, 
Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, older adults, women, low-income and 
uninsured persons. Scheduled speakers include:
  • Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting) and the Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Dr. Augustus A. White III, Author and Professor of Medical Education and Orthopedic Surgery at 
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, chair of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute
  • Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Humanities 
  • Health and Society at Florida International University 

  • For more information on the forum, please contact Monique Lindsy at
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