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M. D. Anderson Hosting 6th Annual Disparities in Health in America Workshop

Workshop to Teach Attendees How to Overcome Health Disparities in the Patient Population

M. D. Anderson News Release 06/19/08

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center's Center for Research on Minority Health (CRMH) in the department of health disparities research is hosting "Disparities in Health in America: Celebrating Scholar Entrepreneurs Working Toward Social Justice" June 21-27.  The 6th annual workshop is open to the public and will focus on reconciling health disparities in the American health care system. Targeting primarily health care professionals and students, the workshop offers Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) and social work continuing education units (CEU). Some students may qualify to earn up to three semester credit hours.

The workshop is chaired by Lovell A. Jones, Ph.D., director of CRMH and founder of the Health Disparities, Awareness, Research & Training Consortium (HDEART), and will bring together experts in the field of health disparities from a number of North American institutions including the National Institutes of Health, the University of Houston and Harvard Medical School. Topics addressed include global inequalities in health and medical care, the role of health professionals in eliminating disparities and analysis of factors that contribute to disparities among certain populations.

Registration is still open. Fees vary, with students and HDEART members receiving reduced rates from the full rate of $350. Those interested may visit the Center for Research on Minority Health Web site or call 713-563-4005 for more information.

June 21-27, 2008
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
R. Lee Clark Clinic, Hickey Auditorium, 11th floor


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