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Title: Health Disparities Town Hall Meeting


1
Health Disparities Town Hall Meeting
  • Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
  • William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in
    Health Policy
  • Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities
    Solutions
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2
Town Hall Meeting
  • Location Philander Smith College
  • Attendee Faculty of Philander Smith College,
    UAMS, UAPB, Arkansas Baptist College, Arkansas
    State Government, Community-based organizations
  • Presentation Overview of health disparities
  • Open Discussion of causes of health disparities,
    solutions for health disparities

3
Overview of Health Disparities
  • Health Status Disparities vs. Healthcare
    Disparities
  • Role of Socioeconomic Status
  • Role of Access to Care
  • Role of genetics

4
Causes of Health Status Disparities
  • Complex web of causation social, cultural and
    behavioral factors
  • No simple answers

5
How do we move forward?
  • Greatest impact on health disparities likely to
    come by improving outcomes from those at greatest
    risk.
  • Healthcare solutions not likely to significantly
    effect health status disparities improving
    access to care not enough
  • Need to move the arguments for addressing health
    status disparities beyond social justice
    Economic burden of health disparities
  • Need to see health disparities as a crisis

6
Health Disparities Town Hall Meeting
  • Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
  • William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in
    Health Policy
  • Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities
    Solutions
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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