Eliminating Health Disparities
Susan Scrimshaw, PhD
Interim President of Sage Colleges
Wade S. Norwood
Director of Community Engagement
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency
As a result of former President Clinton's Initiative on Race over a decade ago, which catapulted a verb change from the long held
practice of implementing strategies to 'reduce health disparities
to eliminate them,' a national infrastructure was created to realize
this new vision. Unlike previous policy documents to improve the
public's health, Healthy People 2010 enumerated just two goals (1)
increase quality and years of healthy life and (2) eliminate
Dr. Scrimshaw will describe the socio-cultural, health, health system, and health equity factors which contribute to health disparities. Mr. Norwood will present a model of community health care planning and policy innovation that has informed and catalyzed a community-wide effort to align strategies and interventions to de-mystify and institutionalize efforts to eliminate health disparities.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Define health disparities.
- Identify factors which contribute to health disparities.
- Describe a community-wide effort to align strategies and interventions to de-mystify and intitutionalize strategies to eliminate health disparities.
Originally broadcast on February 19, 2009
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