Loma Linda University
will host the First Student-led Health Disparities Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
|Who should attend||Project advisors|
|Learning objectives||Committee members|
|Continuing education||Contact information|
For decades, federal, state, and local reports have documented the existence of serious racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Specifically, these reports have noted that minorities suffer disproportionately from higher mortality rates, higher incidence of major chronic diseases, and lower availability and utilization of health services. Despite significant interventions by health providers and policy makers, there is evidence that disparities persist. A report released in 2003 by the Institute of Medicine, entitled "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," indicated that ethnic and racial minorities are less likely to receive at least routine medical procedures and experience a lower quality of health services even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of condition are comparable. Racial and ethnic minority groups still suffer higher rates of morbidity and mortality than the majority population. Clearly, more work is required before these disparities can be eliminated.
Jean Lau Chin, EdD, ABPP
Dr. Lau Chin is Professor and Dean of the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at
Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH
Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy, Program Director for Multicultural Education, Multicultural Affairs Office Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Betancourt’s primary interests include cross-cultural medicine, minority recruitment into the health professions, and minority health/health policy research. Dr. Betancourt has written peer-reviewed articles on topics including racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care. Dr. Betancourt teaches cross-cultural medicine, health disparities, and health policy to medical students and residents at
James L. Kyle,
Dr. Kyle is a health-care consultant assisting with strategic initiatives for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Most recently he was the Dean of the
He has contributed to published works and has held positions as a pastor and associate pastor for various SDA churches throughout
Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
Dr. LaVeist is the director for the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a faculty associate in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Hopkins Population Center. He holds a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Oncology, and the University's Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology. He is the inaugural recipient of the Knowledge Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Health Services' Office of Minority Health, for contributing "substantial research, as well as written and published work, that advances knowledge about minority health and the elimination of health disparities."
Registered NursesLoma Linda University School of Public Health is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 0139. Event approved for 4 hours.
Health EducatorsLoma Linda University School of Public Health is designed as a provider of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. NCHEC Multiple Event Provider (MEP) Number CA0024. Event approved for 4 contact hours.
Monday, January 29th, 2007 - Equal Access is not Equal Care: Part I
|Proposed Presenter:||Dr. Thomas LaViest (**Invited)|
|Time:||12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 - Cultural Competence: "Being Nice is not Enough: Moving Towards Cultural Excellence"
|Proposed Presenter:||Dr. Jean Chin|
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 - Equal Access is not Equal Care: Part II
|Proposed Presenter:||Dr. James Kyle|
|Time:||12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
Thursday, February 1st, 2007 - "Failure is not an Option"
|Proposed Presenter:||Dr. Joseph Betancourt|
|Location:||Wong Kerlee/Coleman Pavilion|
|Time:||5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
There is no charge for this conference, however, registration is required. There is a $25 charge for continuing education units.
To register, please contact Venice Brown at the Office of Public Health Practice and Workforce Development by phone at (909) 558-4595 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register with Jennifer López at (909) 558-9411 or email@example.com.