The National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health convenes leaders from all levels of government, media, academia, public health, mental health, minority-serving institutions, and minority communities to develop strategies and maximize opportunities to improve minority health and close the health gap.
This year's meeting, held January 9–11, 2006 in Washington, DC, focused on patient–provider communication, the personalization of health care, and strengthening health disparities leadership, among many other topics. A number of Commonwealth Fund staff and grantees were presenters and panelists.
To view webcasts of the sessions involving the Fund staff and grantees listed below, visit KaiserNetwork.org.
SETTING A COURSE FOR IMPROVEMENT
- Lisa Cooper, M.D., associate professor of medicine, epidemiology, and health policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Romania Hasnain-Wynia, Ph.D., vice president of research, Health Research and Educational Trust/American Hospital Association
- Anne C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H., senior program officer, The Commonwealth Fund
- John Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., associate professor of medicine and health care policy, department of health care policy, Harvard Medical School