On Friday, Live ‘Today’s Topics In Health Disparities’ Webcast Will Address Reducing Disparities in Health Care Access, Quality
A new series of live, interactive webcasts from the Kaiser Family Foundation will address issues relating to health and health care disparities in the U.S., featuring a panel of experts tackling current issues and answering questions from viewers. Watch the first discussion in the series, "Is the U.S. Making Progress in Reducing Disparities in Health Care Access and Quality?" at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, March 2, 2007. Panelists will provide an overview of key findings in the 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report, focus on evidence showing the areas in which racial and ethnic disparities in health care have narrowed, and discuss interventions that may explain some of the gains achieved. Kaiser Family Foundation senior adviser on Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Marsha Lillie-Blanton will moderate the discussion with Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association; and Reed Tuckson, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group. Submit questions before or during the show to TodaysTopics@kaisernetwork.org. The webcast is available online at kaisernetwork.org.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.