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Institute of Medicine (US). How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities? Progress Since 2000: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2012.

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AWorkshop Agenda

Ten Years Later: How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities?

Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities

National Academies Keck Center Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW

Washington, DC

April 8, 2010

Objectives of meeting

  • To assess progress to date in addressing health disparities since 2000
  • To consider the scope and effectiveness of efforts to address social determinants in reducing disparities
  • To determine what we still need to learn about efforts to address social determinants, reduce disparities, promote health equity, and move successful models to scale
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
William Vega, Chair, Roundtable
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.Remarks
Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cara James, Moderator
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.Keynote Panel: What Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Health Disparities? A Historical Perspective

David Williams, Harvard School of Public Health
Brian Smedley, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Steven Woolf, Virginia Commonwealth University
William Vega, Moderator
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Panel: Federal Perspectives on Reducing Health Disparities
John Ruffn, National Institutes of Health
Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Mildred Thompson, Moderator
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Working Lunch
1:00 – 1:20 p.m.Current Programs Addressing Social Determinants at the National Level
Susan Sher, Office of the First Lady
1:20 – 2:15 p.m.Current Programs Addressing Social Determinants at the Local Level
Mildred Thompson, PolicyLink
Mary Lou Fulton, The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Program

Questions and Discussion
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.Break
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.What Do We Still Need to Learn About Reducing Health Disparities?
Paula Braveman, University of California, San Francisco
Anne Beal, Aetna Foundation
Dennis Andrulis, Texas Health Institute, Austin

Questions and Discussion
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.Health Care Reform Legislation and Health Disparities: Where Are We Now?
Kelly Whitener, Senate Committee on Finance
Craig Martinez, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Bernardette Arellano, Offce of Congressman Mike Honda
5:00 p.m.Adjourn
Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK114238

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