National Summit Addresses Disparities in Healthcare
Focus Includes Childhood Obesity, Teen Health and Clinical Trial Networks
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Summit on Health Disparities is hosted by the National Minority Quality Forum (www.nmqf.org) in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Braintrust. Members of Congress, government healthcare experts, elite opinion leaders and senior industry representatives will discuss challenges and solutions to healthcare disparities.
From cradle to grave, health disparities exist in the form of disease and disability prevalence, higher rates of infant mortality and earlier death for minority populations. Besides the human toll, the significant financial impact of health inequities affects all Americans.
- Reducing Childhood Obesity: Cynthia Ogden, PhD, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.
- Bringing Teen Health and Healthcare out of the Shadows: Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General.
- Dept. of Health and Human Services Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Sherry Glied, Asst. Sec. for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.
- The National Clinical Trial Network: Dr. Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA.
Who: National Minority Quality Forum (www.nmqf.org) in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Braintrust.
Where: Ritz-Carlton Washington
1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
When: Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
The National Minority Quality Forum (www.nmqf.org) is a non-profit healthcare research and educational organization dedicated to the elimination of health disparities. The Forum supports national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations.
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