Community-Based Solutions to Achieving Health Equity at the Local Level

Track: Health Equity and Community Engagement

Session Number: 1014
Date: Fri, Apr 21st, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Description:

This session will provide an overview of community-engaged research (CEnR), a widely used approach in which communities and researchers effectively collaborate to address and reduce health/mental health care disparities. Two examples of how CEnR is being translated into services in a way that addresses the unmet health/mental health needs of underserved populations at the local level will be presented. The session will conclude with a demonstration from two local examples of how researchers and communities are coming together to build meaningful partnerships and organize to jointly make decisions and achieve transformative action for improving community health and achieving health equity.
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None
Session Description: This session will provide an overview of community-engaged research (CEnR), a widely used approach in which communities and researchers effectively collaborate to address and reduce health/mental health care disparities. Two examples of how CEnR is being translated into services in a way that addresses the unmet health/mental health needs of underserved populations at the local level will be presented. The session will conclude with a demonstration from two local examples of how researchers and communities are coming together to build meaningful partnerships and organize to jointly make decisions and achieve transformative action for improving community health and achieving health equity.
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None
Session Description: This session will provide an overview of community-engaged research (CEnR), a widely used approach in which communities and researchers effectively collaborate to address and reduce health/mental health care disparities. Two examples of how CEnR is being translated into services in a way that addresses the unmet health/mental health needs of underserved populations at the local level will be presented. The session will conclude with a demonstration from two local examples of how researchers and communities are coming together to build meaningful partnerships and organize to jointly make decisions and achieve transformative action for improving community health and achieving health equity.

Speakers

Moderator/Chair
William Lowe, MD
Northwestern University
Speaker 1
Nancy Bennett, MD, MS
University of Rochester Medical Center
Speaker 2
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
Director
University of California, Davis