Joint Center Health Policy Institute

Webinar

Implications of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for Health Inequities
Monday, August 23, 2010 | 1:00 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies/Joint Center Health Policy Institute

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color will conduct a 90-minute webinar to release a new report, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010:  Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations.

The report, prepared by Dr. Dennis Andrulis and Nadia Siddiqui of the Texas Health Institute, Jonathan Purtle of Drexel University School of Public Health, and Dr. Lisa Duchon of Health Management Associates, takes a comprehensive look at the new health reform law to understand its implications for addressing health inequities.  The report identifies areas where the law may significantly improve health and health care access and quality and reduce health inequities, as well as areas where more work is needed to fully eliminate inequities.

Dr. Andrulis will present his findings, followed by analysis from Dr. Cara James of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Rea Pañares of Families USA.  Dr. Brian Smedley of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will serve as moderator. The report will also be available at the Joint Center Health Policy Institute’s website at www.jointcenter.org/hpi.

For more information, please contact Kendall Alexander, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at kalexander@jointcenter.org

Moderator

Brian Smedley, PhD
Vice President and Director
Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

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    Presenters

    Dennis P. Andrulis, PhD, MPH
    Senior Research Scientist
    Texas Health Institute

    Dennis P. Andrulis, PhD, MPHDennis P. Andrulis, PhD., MPH, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute and Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health.  Dr. Andrulis leads the development of national, state and community based research and policy analysis on vulnerable populations, urban health, and on racial and ethnic disparities and cultural competence in health care.  He is also a co-founder of the national, biennial conference series: Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations.

    Cara V. James, PhD
    Senior Policy Analyst
    Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Group
    Director
    Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
    Kaiser Family Foundation

    Cara V. James, PhDCara James, Ph.D. is the Director of the Race, Ethnicity and Health Care Group, and the Director of the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  As director of the Race, Ethnicity and Health Care Group, she is responsible for the Foundation’s portfolio of work on a broad array of health and access to care issues for racial and ethnic minority populations.  She is also the moderator for the Foundation’s web series Today’s Topics in Health Disparities, and lead author on the report Putting Women’s Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level.  Dr. James received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and her A.B. in Psychology, both from Harvard University.

    Rea Pañares
    Director
    Minority Health Initiatives
    Families USA

    Rea PañaresRea Pañares is Director of Minority Health Initiatives at Families USA, a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.  In this role, she analyzes the impact of health policies and proposals on racial and ethnic minorities' access to quality, affordable health care; develops tools and resources to build institutional capacity within communities of color; and raises awareness about minority health policy issues among key stakeholders, including members of the media and elected officials Ms. Pañares holds a master's degree in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley in molecular and cellular biology.


PRESENTATIONS

The following documents are PDF versions of the speakers’ presentations and are intended to be used for reference only.

Webinar Slides: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for Health Inequities

Webinar Slides: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for Health Inequities