05 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VII in launching the NPA

Author: mohec-admin

Additional Authors: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
URL: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=8830&lvl=1&lvlID=9

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health on Friday, April 8, 2011 will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities, a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities.

The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities and the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity are complementary plans intended to guide public and private sector efforts to provide every American with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Friday April 8, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
University of Kansas
Alderson Auditorium
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1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045

Agenda includes:

  • Live Streaming of the Washington, D.C. National Launch
  • An after launch Panel Discussion on Social Determinates of Health and the National Partnership for Action (NPA)

Panel Presenters and Topics Include:

Moderator: “Social Determinates of Health and the NPA”
Ed Galan – Director of Clinical Service – KU Health Partners – Silver City Health Center

“Limited English Proficiency and Medical Interpretation”
Cathy Anderson, Manager of Language & Cultural Services – Jewish Vocational Services

“Health Literacy as a Social Determinate of Health”
Gwen Ratermann, Director of Partnerships and Initiatives – Health Literacy Missouri

“Social Justice as a Social Determinate of Health”
Eunice Lee-Ahn – Legal Aid of Western Missouri

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