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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: Latin American Reception Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola
All Authors for this paper: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola
Presentation Type: paper presentation
Synopsis: "Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in access to and quality of health care constitute a major national public health problem that greatly challenge the US health systems of care. The recently published AHRQ’s 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report reported that, while health care disparities seem to be narrowing overall for most ethnic minority populations, disparities have worsened for Latinos in both access to and quality of care measures. This presentation will provide a roadmap to reducing health disparities in Latinos by addressing how quality of care is linked to issues of cultural and linguistic competence in the clinical encounter between providers and children, adolescents and their families and to issues of workforce diversity and development. It concludes with some recommendations and a call to action to shore up the widening gap in health care disparities in Latinos."
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Session Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Presentation Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM