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September 2010 St@teside

AcademyHealth Offers a Two-Part Free Webinar Series on Disparities and ACA


AcademyHealth and the Aetna Foundation are teaming up this fall to offer a series of webinars that provide insight into the policymaking and methodological challenges and opportunities for disparities research. Disparities research is vital to understanding discrepancies in health care access, cost and quality, and improving health outcomes for minority populations.

The series begins with a two-part focus on policymaking, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), and its impacts on disparities research.

Disparities Research Webinar Series: Policy Part I
The Affordable Care Act: Impacts and Opportunities for Disparities Research
October 5, 2010, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (ET)

This webinar provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (with emphasis on impacts on and opportunities for disparities research). Brian Smedley of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will address implications of the Affordable Care Act for addressing health inequities and present factors that may influence disparities. Carlessia A. Hussein, R.N., Dr.P.H., director of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, will provide a reaction from the state perspective.   

Disparities Research Webinar Series: Policy Part II
The Affordable Care Act: Section 4302 and Data Collection for Disparities Research
November 18, 2010, 1:00pm – 2:30pm (ET)

This webinar provides an in-depth look at Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act and its implications for disparities research. David Meyers of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will point to specific language that impacts racial/ethnic data collection. José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, will provide reaction and commentary.

Space is limited. Learn more and register today.