Tag Archive for ‘surgical disparities’
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), a Past-President of the ACS was recently award a National Institutes of Health research grant to address health care disparities in surgical specialties.
Decision aids to enhance conversations with minority males entering prostate cancer treatment are described.
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights his experiences as the Aubre de Lambert Maynard Guest Lecturer at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the institution’s commitment to increase the diversity of the health care workforce.
The research and funding priorities for addressing health care disparities in the U.S.—which were identified at the inaugural National Institutes of Health-American College of Surgeons Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research—were published in a March issue of JAMA Surgery.
This article describes the purpose of the inaugural NIH-ACS Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research; summarizes presentations by leaders at the ACS, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups; and presents potential solutions for resolving global health care disparities.
The American College of Surgeons and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities—one of the National Institutes of Health—presented the first Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research, May 7−8, in Bethesda, MD.
This column provides answers to questions surgeons may have concerning the central focus of the ACS Health Policy Research Institute and the relevance of surgical workforce maps to policymakers, providers, and patients.