Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: An UHW Community Datebook Update and Reminder

In October 2009, Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, talked to an audience in Providence, RI about the need to address racial and ethnic disparities. It was at the New England Regional Minority Health Conference held October 14 through 16 at the Westin Hotel in Providence.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Cost of Inaction:
Going Beyond the Business Case for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Part of the Disparities Solutions Center Web Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Pre-registration is required and space is limited
Click here to register

Each day we deny the cost of disparities—both financial and human—the cost of inaction climbs. There is a growing recognition that equity is an essential part of quality, and this has inspired efforts to address racial/ethnic disparities in health care. Perhaps the factor that most impedes progress has been the lack of a “business case” to address disparities. This interactive web seminar, which is free and open to the public, will feature presentations from Thomas LaVeist, PhD, lead author of a recent report called “The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities in the United States”; Wayne Rawlins, MD, MBA, National Medical Director at Aetna; and Patrick Hagan, MHSA, President and COO at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In addition, CME/CEU credit will be available.

In an effort to disseminate the latest information on disparities interventions, findings from important disparities research, and health policy updates regarding disparities reduction efforts, the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital hosts regular web-based seminar series. For more information about the May 11 webinar, click here or visit the Disparities Solutions Center website at


Click here to see a listing of other health events noted on the Urban Health Watch Community Datebook Page.


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