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How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities?

Progress Since 2000

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-25530-1ISBN-10: 0-309-25530-9


On April 8, 2010, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities sponsored a public workshop to focus on what, if any, progress has been made to address health disparities. The workshop had three major objectives: first, to assess the progress that has been made; second, to consider the scope and effectiveness of efforts to address the social determinants of health disparities; and third, to determine what still needs to be elucidated about efforts to address social determinants and reduce health disparities.

The workshop, Ten Years Later: How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities?, was organized to further advance the dialogue about health disparities by facilitation of a discussion of the topic among stakeholders, including members of the community, academia, the health care community, and business; policy makers; and philanthropic organizations. The goal of the meeting was to consider the progress—or lack thereof—that has been made over the past decade to reduce health disparities. The workshop also highlighted federal, state, and local efforts to reduce health disparities.


Rapporteur: Karen M. Anderson

This study was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Aetna Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Sanofi Aventis; and Kaiser Permanente.

Suggested citation:

Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2012. How far have we come in reducing health disparities?: Progress since 2000: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK100492PMID: 23193624DOI: 10.17226/13383


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