Thursday, November 4, 2010

The 4th Annual Conference on Healthcare Disparities

The 4th Annual Conference on Healthcare Disparities is coming to Philadelphia next week. The conference will run from November 10-13, 2010. The conference this year will "focus on social determinants that can have significant impact on healthcare, as a strategy for reducing health disparities." How do we create healthy communities?
According to Dr. David Rivers, “Any sincere effort to eliminate health disparities has to recognize that where people live impacts the quality of their health. “If, for example, you live near a chemical producing plant, if you live near a landfill, those things can have an impact on your health.”
About the Fourth Annual Conference on Health Disparities:
The Fourth National Conference on Health Disparities has been organized in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and the Tri-Caucus Health Taskforce chairs.

The event is being supported by the Medical University of South Carolina, Morehouse School of Medicine, Lincoln University, Cheyney University, Drexel University School of Public Health, Temple University and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Co-Supporters include: PhRMA, the Alliance for Digital Equality, the U.S. Department of Energy, Fox Chase Cancer Center and AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies.

For additional information visit the conference website

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