Navigation Links
African American Health Alliance: On The Road to Health Reform
Date:3/16/2009

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The African American Health Alliance (AAHA) is encouraged about possibilities for improving the health of communities of color because of actions by President Barack Obama. In less than two months since his inauguration, President Obama has made significant strides to improve the health of the American people. His --

  • Signing the Children's Health Insurance Program Act (CHIP) ensures that more children have access to health care;
  • Investing in health care as part of the Economic Recovery package helps more people keep their jobs and health coverage; creates new jobs and health care opportunities; and
  • Building the health care infrastructure including major funding for health information technology to help reduce medical errors, improve access to care, and increase jobs.

Regarding health reform, on March 5, 2009, the President convened the White House Summit on Health Reform, which included bipartisan House and Senate leadership, congressional committee leaders and others in congress, organizations, industry and business. AAHA Director Fredette West, who also chairs the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition (REHDC), participated in the Summit. During the town hall segment, West asked President Obama and all the Summit participants to work to ensure that the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities is a core component of the health reform measure the President signs into law. In response, President Obama spoke about the importance of such and about the problem of unequal health care treatment. West also asked the President to give Summit participants marching orders before they leave. Later, President Obama returned to West's request for marching orders and outlined his assessment and suggestions.

West urges communities to get engaged and stay involved. Health reform is on its way; decisions are being made; and communities of color and other vulnerable populations must make their needs known to the Administration and Congress. To help stay informed, log onto www.whitehouse.gov and www.healthreform.gov

AAHA is also encouraged by President Obama's signing of the Stem Cell Research Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum which will help further improvements and advances in health outcomes and medical treatment across a vast array of debilitating and life-threatening illnesses, including (but not limited to) diabetes, spinal cord injury, sickle cell disease, stroke, and heart disease. AAHA encourages the Administration to work to increase community's awareness and knowledge of research and technology advances. Comprehensive health education and awareness would help increase the public's health awareness and understanding of the need for research and new technologies. It is absolutely essential for diverse communities to be active participants in the research enterprise including decision-making, conduct of research, clinical trials, evaluation, and analysis and product development.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing guidelines for the support and conduct of responsible, scientifically worthy human stem cell research and will post the guidelines for public comment. AAHA encourages communities to review and comment.

AAHA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to helping eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care, and improving health for all.


'/>"/>
SOURCE African American Health Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. High blood pressure linked to earlier death among African-American breast cancer patients
2. CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials
3. Prominent Chicago Gynecologists Launch Treatment Project To Raise Awareness Among African American Women of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Uterine Fibroid Procedure
4. PSA levels accurately predict prostate cancer risk in African-American men
5. Grammy-nominated Singer Angie Stone Encourages African-Americans in Birmingham to Fearlessly FACE Diabetes
6. Cancer death rates dropping among African Americans but survival rates still low
7. Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans
8. Social Disconnection in African American Women With Breast Cancer
9. Childrens Hospital study finds African-Americans more distrusting of research than whites
10. Sanofi-aventis Partners with the African American Community in Memphis to Increase Health Awareness, Access to Resources and Help Improve Patient Care
11. South African policy on adolescents rights to access condoms is causing confusion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... With the opioid epidemic now at the forefront, attention has shifted away from ... its misuse causes long-term consequences for all aspects of society, from the disastrous effects ... and older. In addition, there is the long term affects of chronic liver ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... cosmetic surgery practice in late 2014, incorporating the injectable filler into his menu ... journeys of aesthetic transformation. Now, more than a year later, he’s still improving his ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Diagnotes, ... by Tidelands Health, a three hospital system in South Carolina, to provide its ... lookout for technology that enhances communication, drives workflow efficiencies and improves provider and ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities ... live in or adjacent to the 75204, 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, ... Greenway Parks, Bluffview, Midway Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Corner, VA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... leading provider of innovative information technology (IT) solutions and digital consulting services to ... Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... YORK , May 2, 2016  Deerfield ... B financing of Graybug Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision ... developing therapies that may transform care for ocular ... glaucoma.  Graybug Vision,s technology was first developed at ... into a startup venture. Graybug ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... 29, 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds ... market research report that provides an overview of ... at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, ... and molecule type, along with latest updates, and ... key players involved in the therapeutic development for ...
(Date:4/28/2016)...   Click here for supplemental information regarding ... the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced today ... acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing business as ... pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, based in ... 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million in revenue. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: