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Title Challenges and successes in reducing health disparities : workshop summary / Jennifer A. Cohen, rapporteur ; Roundtable on Health Disparities, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 192 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents Introduction -- The impact of geography on health disparities in the United States : different perspectives -- Clinical and community-development approaches to reducing disparities -- Successful clinical and community-development strategies -- Health disparities in a business environment -- 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 race-counties in the United States -- Community approaches to addressing health disparities
Summary 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 the importance of differences in life expectancy within the United States, the reasons for those differences, and the implications of this information for programs and policy makers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Health services accessibility -- United States -- Congresses
Health care reform -- United States -- Congresses
Medical policy -- United States -- Congresses
Minorities -- Medical care -- United States -- Congresses
Ethnic groups -- Medical care -- United States -- Congresses
Medical care -- United States -- Regional disparities -- Congresses
Medical policy.
Health care reform.
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Status Disparities -- Congresses -- United States
Healthcare Disparities -- Congresses -- United States
Health Policy -- Congresses -- United States
Quality of Health Care -- United States -- Congresses
Socioeconmic Factors -- Congresses -- United States
Health Care Reform -- Congresses -- United States
Healthcare Disparities
Health Status Disparities
Health Policy
Quality of Health Care
Socioeconmic Factors
Health Care Reform -- organization & administration
Health Care Reform
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disease & Health Issues.
Ethnic groups -- Medical care
Health care reform
Health services accessibility
Medical policy
Minorities -- Medical care
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Cohen, Jennifer A., 1964-
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Disparities.
LC no. 2008300406
ISBN 9780309116916