Tag Archive for ‘surgical disparities’

Dr. Britt

Dr. Britt awarded NIH grant to develop strategies to address health care 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.

Figure 1. Prostate cancer choice tool

Interventions to promote better conversations about initial treatment for prostate cancer

Decision aids to enhance conversations with minority males entering prostate cancer treatment are described.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2016

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.

JAMA Surgery publishes research agenda developed at NIH-ACS symposium on disparities

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.

Symposium attendees

No quality without access: ACS and NIH collaborate to ensure access to optimal care

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.

ACS and NIH initiate effort to address disparities in surgical care

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.

The importance of surgical workforce maps

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.


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