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National Business Group on Health to Hold Press Conference to Announce Partnership to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Date:2/7/2008

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) will hold a press conference on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. EST to announce a new initiative to help employers address racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the quality of health care for a culturally diverse workforce. The partnership's mission is to bring business, medicine, and public health together to develop guidance and strategies for large employers to better manage issues related to racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Speakers will include Helen Darling, President of the National Business Group on Health, Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ron Davis, M.D., President of the American Medical Association

The press conference will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC in the Zenger Room starting a 1:30 p.m. Out-of-town media can access the press conference via a listen-only telephone number at 1-800-919- 0625.

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues. The Business Group identifies and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information about the Business Group, visit http://www.businessgrouphealth.org.


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