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ATS and ERS publish policy statement on disparities in respiratory health
Date:9/30/2013

ly a portion of the population to improve the access of afflicted individuals to appropriate care.

  • Support of broad access of patients with respiratory disease to specialists and greater access to health care and other national programs designed to reduce health care inequalities.

  • Support of comprehensive tobacco-control strategies at both the state and national level.

  • Advocating for and raising awareness of the importance of clean and safe air and promoting inquiry into the effects of climate change on respiratory health.

  • Developing programs to educate professionals and policy-makers to reduce disparities in respiratory health.

  • Working with the World Health Organization and other societies, agencies, and organizations to eliminate disparities in respiratory health and other noncommunicable diseases.

    "Addressing these inequalities is at the core of the missions of our societies," says ATS President Patricia Finn, MD, who helped draft the policy.


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  • Contact: Nathaniel Dunford
    ndunford@thoracic.org
    American Thoracic Society
    Source:Eurekalert

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