Over the last decade, the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in health care has attracted significant attention. At this event, experts discussed how to reduce disparities and achieve health care equity in WNY.
Over the last decade, the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in health care has attracted significant attention; even with the same insurance and income, minorities often receive a lower quality of health care than do their white counterparts.
At “Achieving Healthcare Equality in Western New York: Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities,” Rochelle Ayala, MD, FACP administrator and chief medical officer for Primary Care Services at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Fla., and Roderick K. King, MD, MPH senior faculty, Disparities Solutions Center of Massachusetts General Hospital and faculty in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discussed how we could reduce racial and ethnic disparities and achieve health care equity in western New York.
This event was part of the “Excellence for Tomorrow: Innovative Approaches for WNY Health Care” Speaker Series that showcased innovative health care solutions to critical issues like racial and ethnic health care disparities, health care access for rural populations, preparing our health care system for an aging population and ensuring children are emotionally prepared for school.