UTHSC’s CTSI Hosts Live National Telecast on Health Care Disparities

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The purpose of the live telecast is to expand interest, procedural approaches and submission of quality research grant applications that examine racial/ethnic discrimination in health care disparities.

WHY: The purpose of the live telecast is to expand interest, procedural approaches and submission of quality research grant applications that examine racial/ethnic discrimination in health care disparities. It will be aired nationwide with an opportunity for local input.

WHO: UT Health Science Center Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment, and Research (CHEER) are sponsors for the telecast in this region. The nationwide telecast is sponsored by National Institutes of Health affiliates: National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and National Institute on Drug Abuse. Who should attend?

Individuals who want to understand why health disparities exist
Researchers interested in identifying ways to assess health disparities
Health care administrators, researchers and practitioners interested in strategies for implementing interventions or T2 translational research on health disparities

WHAT: The specific objectives of the technical workshop are:

To examine the state of research in the United States and identify gaps related to the role that racial/ethnic discrimination plays in the receipt of health care
To establish a research agenda that identifies feasible, prioritized questions relevant to the role of racial/ethnic discrimination in health care delivery
To improve technical and grant-writing skills of applicants to increase funding
To develop a community of scholars interested in research on this topic

WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2008, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

General Education Building, 8 S. Dunlap, Rm. A203

HOW: There is no registration fee, but registration is required. The deadline is Wednesday, September 24. To register, email Brandi Everett Franklin at
beveret4@uthsc.edu. The tentative agenda is online at http://www.cancermeetings.org/HCD/WebAgenda.pdf.