2009 Minority Health Disparities Summit
Spotlighting Solutions for Eliminating Minority Health Disparities
New York State Department of Health and the Minority Health Council hosted the first statewide biennial Minority Health Disparities Summit in Albany on January 13–14, 2009.
This two-day Summit was:
- part of the Department's efforts to reduce/eliminate health disparities in New York State;
- attended by more than 200 invitees including State University School of Public Health faculty and students, state and federal government health officials, and key community stakeholders;
- noted for its emphasis on programs that are reducing or eliminating health disparities;
- a unique learning opportunity; and
- focused on subsequent action.
Outcomes of the 2009 Summit include:
- identification of priority areas and implementation strategies for a New York State Health Disparities Plan,
- creation of new connections and relationships, and
- initiation of new ways of thinking about integrating health disparities into routine State Health Department work.
- View the Summit's commissioned white paper Moving Toward Health Equity in New York: State Strategies to Eliminate Health Disparities (PDF, 433KB, 36pg)
- View the entire 2009 Health Disparities Summit Program (PDF, 1.82MB, 30pg)
- If you are interested in health disparities information on a national level, please view the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) 2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report.
- If you are interested in information on the Post Summit Webinar, Summit follow-up activities and/or future Summits, please subscribe to the OMH Listserv.