Navigation Links
Minority elders continue to face health care, employment disparities

The premiere issue of an aging-focused newsletter deals with two pressing societal concerns the economic downturn and health care reform from the perspective of older minority adults.

WHAT'S HOT is the newest publication from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the country's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. Support for this issue was provided by sanofi-aventis.

Based on presentation highlights from GSA's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting in November 2009, the first issue of WHAT'S HOT covers topics such as the impact of the economic crisis on older workers' health; the perceived prevalence of job discrimination among older workers; and health care utilization patterns among older Asian minorities.

"To fully resolve barriers that minorities face in seeking health care, we need research that is broader than access to care," said Toni Miles, MD, PhD, of the University of Louisville, who served as an advisor for the issue. "The studies in this newsletter reflect this need. Readers will be enlightened by this collection. As a whole, GSA researchers are a valuable resource for policymakers and should be sought out when seeking effective approaches to reducing health disparities."

Baby boomers make up a considerable proportion of the adult population among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. A central challenge related to managing the health needs of this age group is that they are approaching a stage of life often marked by increasing prevalence of chronic disease and disability.

Disparities in the provision of and access to health care services in the U.S. have been documented extensively and recognized as an important national problem. Minorities are significantly more likely to have poorer health status and higher death rates from common chronic diseases.


Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
2. Eight Graduate Nursing Students Selected to Receive The California Endowment-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
3. USC receives $7.5M for Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Minority Health
4. Contents of the McGinnis Mansion Refurbishes Portland, Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Center
5. SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. Acquires Minority Ownership in GENICON
6. Patient navigators help minority, low-income cancer patients get life-saving treatments
7. Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
8. Study of minority New York City youth finds unequal burden of poor dental health
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Named 2007 Corporation of the Year in Health Care by Michigan Minority Business Development Council
10. It takes a community to address cancer disparities among underserved minority populations
11. Kentucky Pharmacists Event Urging Senate Minority Leader McConnell to Fix Flawed Medicaid Drug Reimbursement Rule
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - ... surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, announced the expansion of his ... Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and nationally recognized for his natural ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, ... fatalities on our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since ... 10,076 in 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... An unlikely combination of ... a way for homeless people to have a more dignified and comfortable night’s ... whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Bunion ... in an early celebration of the early holiday shopping season. Starting Wednesday November ... (normally $33.95 ea). Black Friday promotional pricing is in addition to any automatic ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Young patients with a wide variety of dental needs can ... S. Lele, who are pediatric dentists in Tucson, AZ . Unlike traditional treatment ... system causes minimal discomfort and bleeding to the patient during treatment and the following ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE ... an agreement for DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b ... globe. The signing of this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s ... Breast Imaging system and is considered an initial step ... healthcare solutions for clinicians and their patients. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its ... Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of expanding with the ... that Breast Center of Acadiana has entered into ... in its two freestanding imaging centers. This investment will ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... --  HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: HTWR ), ... that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, ... Doug Godshall is scheduled to present at the ... December 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The conference ... York . .  A ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: