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U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting
Date:6/3/2009

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following press release was issued today by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:

DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 12, 2009; 9:30 a.m. EDT

PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W.

Room 540

Washington, DC 20425

BRIEFING AGENDA

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will examine the reasons for persistent gaps between the health status of minorities and non-minorities in the United States, focusing on cardiovascular disease and the related condition of hypertension since racial and ethnic minorities continue to have more disease, disability, and premature death than non-minorities. Experts will present the Commissioners with results from ongoing research, health care delivery systems, access to and quality of care, community education, patient behavior, and other aspects of health differences between population groups. The Commission Chairman will make introductory remarks, followed by the speakers' presentations, questions from Commissioners and the Staff Director, and adjournment of the briefing.

Speakers will include Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Chairman of the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine; Sally Satel, M.D., Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Psychiatrist, Oasis Drug Treatment Clinic, Washington, DC, Lecturer, Yale University School of Medicine, and author, The Health Disparities Myth: Diagnosing the Treatment Gap; Rubens J. Pamies, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean for Graduate Studies, Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and co-author, Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities textbook; Peter B. Bach, M.D., M
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