Kaiser Webcast on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care

December 9, 2008

The Kaiser Family Foundation is sponsoring a live webcast today at 1 p.m. EST on a very important topic: “Are Health Disparities Back on the National Agenda? Examining the Impact of a New Administration and Congress”

Expert panelists will take a closer look at what types of policies and initiatives could emerge over the next few years. They will also examine how the new administration might prioritize efforts to eliminate health disparities in the future. Submit questions to panelists before or during the show to ask@kaisernetwork.org.

Today’s speakers include:

Cara James, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Analyst, Race/Ethnicity & Health Care

Kaiser Family Foundation

Peter Bach, M.D., MAPP

Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Associate Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.)

Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Health and the Environment Task Force

Brian Smedley, Ph.D.

Vice President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Director, Joint Center Health Policy Institute

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