Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 25, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
The Affordable Care Act has led to expansions in health insurance coverage. But racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. These health disparities threaten our nation’s health.
Join APHA Past President and social justice advocate Linda Rae Murray, Brian Smedley, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and Michelle van Ryn, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters for a timely discussion. They’ll talk about how the levels of racism play out within the health care system, unconscious bias in health care and what’s being done to address those inequities to improve the public’s health.
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP, adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health
Brian Smedley, PhD, co-founder and executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, study director of the landmark report "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care"
Michelle van Ryn, PhD, LMFT, MPH, professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, director of the Research Program on Equity and Quality in Healthcare Encounters
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