How far have we come in reducing health disparities? [electronic resource] : progress since 2000 : workshop summary / Karen M. Anderson, rapporteur ; Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Book
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English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2012.
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1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 106 p.)) : ill.

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On April 8, 2010, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities sponsored a public workshop to focus on what, if any, progress has been made to address health disparities. The workshop had three major objectives: first, to assess the progress that has been made; second, to consider the scope and effectiveness of efforts to address the social determinants of health disparities; and third, to determine what still needs to be elucidated about efforts to address social determinants and reduce health disparities. The workshop, Ten Years Later: How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities?, was organized to further advance the dialogue about health disparities by facilitation of a discussion of the topic among stakeholders, including members of the community, academia, the health care community, and business; policy makers; and philanthropic organizations. The goal of the meeting was to consider the progress--or lack thereof--that has been made over the past decade to reduce health disparities. The workshop also highlighted federal, state, and local efforts to reduce health disparities.
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This study was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Aetna Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Sanofi Aventis; and Kaiser Permanente.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed March 20, 2013).
Contents
Introduction -- What progress in reducing health disparities has been made?: a historical perspective -- Healthy people 2010: how far have we come in reducing health disparities? -- Federal perspectives on reducing health disparities -- Promising practices in addressing social determinants: obesity prevention -- What do we still need to learn about reducing health disparities? -- Legislative actions to reduce health disparities.
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  • 9780309255301
  • 0309255309
OCLC
810337071
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