Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities
April is National Minority Health Month
- Observed since April 2001 in response to Healthy People 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ health-promotion and disease-prevention initiative.
- An inclusive initiative that addresses the health needs of African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and other minorities.
- Purpose is to strengthen the capacity of local communities to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in minority populations through prevention, early detection, and control of disease complications.
Health Disparities Learning Lunch
Topic: Advancing Equity in Working to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Dennis P. Andrulis, a University of Texas School of Public Health and Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute will discuss longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care in health care services. Researchers, providers and policy makers have turned significant attention to finding the causes and working to reduce these gaps, while communities of color and their representative have increased efforts to bring to light their needs and ways to address them. Related financial support to spur innovation and assist investigators in finding causes and improvements have greater attention on this priority.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Main Campus, Auditorium, Room K-100, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756
Web conferencing and teleconferencing are also available for those outside of Austin and if unable to attend the session in person. Continuing-education for multiple disciples will be offered or certificate of attendance. For more information, please email CEDD@hhsc.state.tx.us or call 512-424-6509 (toll-free, 1-877-316-2822).
Courageous Conversations: Understanding the Impact and Role of Institutionalized Racism
Courageous Conversations are quarterly racial equity trainings provided by the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities. All trainings are free and open to the public and take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the HHSC Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar, Room 1410, Austin, TX 78751 (unless otherwise noted).