National and local experts in public
health and human rights will meet at Cincinnati's second annual
conference on health care disparities.
The College of Medicine, the Health
Alliance and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are
sponsoring the Conference on Closing the Health Gap in Greater
Cincinnati, Nov. 15 at the Cinergy Cincinnati Convention Center. The
theme for the conference is "Approaching Disparities through
This conference aims to increase
awareness and understanding of the major health problems facing our
region. National and local speakers, health care professionals and
community organization members will team up to examine the effect of
health disparities and to mobilize the community in finding solutions.
Antonia Coello Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH,
New York state health commissioner; Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former U.S.
secretary of Health and Human Services; and Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH,
president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, will
present keynote addresses.