30 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference: Presentations available

Author: mohec-admin

“Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities: Building Health Equity in Missouri, One Community at a Time,” was a one-day conference with leading researchers, program planners, health care advocates and more. The conference covered racial and ethnic health disparities, newcomer and immigrant health disparities, health disparities for individuals with mental health conditions and LGBT health disparities.

Keynote speakers:

Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)


Making Progress in Understanding the Causes of Health Inequalities – Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions

Can America Achieve Health Equity? – Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, AAMC

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities:

1. Addressing Health Disparities in Breast Cancer Using a Team Science Approach – Sarah Gehlert, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

2. Casa De Salud – Katherine Mathews, MD, MPH, MBA, Casa De Salud, St. Louis

Behavioral Health and Health Care Access in Vulnerable Populations

1. Health Disparity Associated with Serious Mental IllnessJoe Parks, MD, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Jefferson City

2. Rurality and Mental Health Equity -R. Paul Thomlinson, PhD, Burrell Behavioral Health

3. The Impact of Sexual and Gender Microaggressions -Jeff Lubsen, LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild of Greater Kansas City

Newcomer and Immigrant Health Disparities

1.  Perspectives from Newcomer Patients about Accessing the Health Care System -Steve Jeanetta, PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia

2. JVS- Creating a Cultural Bridge -Cathy Anderson, Jewish Vocational Services,  Language and Cultural Services

3. Newcomer and Immigrant Health Disparities -Dave Campbell, MD and Samantha Marquard, MSN, APRN, MPH, Institute for Family Medicine

LGBT Health Disparities

1.  In the beginning… LGBT Health -Bill Snook, MS, Ed, City of Kansas City, MO Health Dpt.

2. Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults -Sherrill Wayland, MSW, SAGE Metro St. Louis

3. Out, Proud and Healthy Project -Jane McElroy and Kevin Everett, Family and Community Medicine Department, University of Missouri-Columbia

Thank you for your attendance and participation.

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