Friday, December 08, 2017

Webinar to discuss CDC report on racial and ethnic minority health disparities in rural communities

Rural communities often have worse health outcomes and less access to health care than metro communities, but health disparities also exist within rural areas for racial and ethnic minorities. The Rural Health Information Hub will host a free webinar to discuss racial and ethnic health disparities in rural communities as addressed in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The presenters will also discuss current efforts to address these disparities.

The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EST on Dec. 18, and will last about one hour. The session will be moderated by Tom Morris, director of the Health Resources & Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Featured speakers will be:
  • Cara James, PhD, Director, CMS Office of Minority Health and co-chair of CMS Rural Health Council (one of the authors of the study)
  • Jeffrey Hall, PhD, MSPH, Deputy Associate Director for Science, CDC Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (another author of the study)
  • Palo Verde Hospital, FORHP Outreach Grantee
  • Innis Community Health Center, FORHP Outreach Grantee 
Click here to register or for more information. A recording will be available on the website after the webinar.

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