Apr 06 Health Disparities: Policy Legacies, Current Realities and Prospects for the Future

April 6, 2016 by Health System Enterprise Calendar

[Garrett Hall] In Virginia, as in many other states, health disparities exist among racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic groups. The burden of illness, disability and premature death disproportionately affects certain populations, with some groups enjoying better health and access to healthcare services than others.

What factors account for health disparities in Virginia, and what solutions might help mitigate them? This panel brings together experts to discuss the ethical, legal, medical and social implications of health inequities – past, present and future.

Sponsored by the Center for Health Policy, the Miller Center, Institute for Practical Ethics, and the Department of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.