Today’s Topics In Health Disparities: HHS’ Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

Today’s Topics in Health Disparities webcast examined the new Department of Health and Human Services’ Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

The program addressed the contents of the strategy and its timeline for implementation as well as its implications for providers. The panelists also discussed how the new strategy relates to other recently released HHS strategies including the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, the Healthy People 2020 initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. Panelists also considered what the strategy’s role as it relates to health reform implementation.

Transcript (.pdf)

Cara James, Ph.D., Director of the Disparities Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation will moderate the discussion with:

  • Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • Herbert Smitherman, Jr., MD, MPH, FACP, Assistant Dean of Community and Urban Health, and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and President and CEO, Health Centers Detroit Foundation, Inc.

Speaker Biographies (.pdf)

Today’s Topics In Health Disparities is a series of live, interactive webcasts devoted to addressing a range of issues relating to health and health care disparities in the United States. Each discussion features a panel of experts tackling current issues in health disparities and answering questions from webcast viewers.

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