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2009 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust

  • Ritz Carlton Hotel Washington D.C. 1150 22nd Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

The 2009 NMQF Summit on Health Disparities and Spring Health Braintrust

2009 NMQF Leadership Summit Flyer

Event Details

April 27–28, 2009

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC


1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Summit Agenda

Leadership Awards Reception and Dinner Program

Booker T. Washington Luncheon


Summit Content

Day 1: April 27

Opening Plenary: Minority Consumers in the US Health Care Marketplace: The Paradigm Shift Begins

Mohammad N. Akhter, MD, MPH: “The Role of Comparative Effectiveness in Health Care Reform” View Presentation

Joint Community and Policy Session 1. Comparative Effectiveness: Closing the Disparity Gap?

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD: “Comparative Effectiveness: Closing the Quality Gap?” View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 1. Evidence-Based Solutions to Eliminating CVD Disparities

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA: “Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease” View Presentation

Kirk Geter, DPM: “Diagnose and Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease” View Presentation

Joint Community and Policy Session 2. Diabetes in Medicare

Enrique Caballero, MD: “Diabetes Care in the U.S.: A 2009 Vision” View Presentation

Gail Nunlee-Bland, MD: “Diabetes Treatment Center: Howared University Hospital” View Presentation

Jay Hedlund: “Screening Seniors for Diabetes: Why and How?” View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 2. Reducing Pain Disparities: Treatment Strategies

Edward L. Treadwell, MD: “Pain in Osteoarthritis” View Presentation

Luis R. Espinoza, MD: “Reducing Pain Disparities: Treatment Strategies-RA” View Presentation

Carolyn Barley Britton, MD, MS: “The Neurology of HIV Infection” View Presentation

Joint Community and Policy Session 3. Evidence-Based Approaches to Eliminating Cardiovascular Disease Disparities

Jack Lewin, MD: “Registries to Reduce Disparities” View Presentation

Kevin Heffernan, PhD: “Racial Differences in Central Blood Pressure” View Presentation

Rani Whitfield, MD: “Power to End Stroke Awareness Campaign” View Presentation

Booker T. Washington Luncheon

Tom Insel, MD: “No Health without Mental Health: The NIMH Perspective on Disparities” View Presentation

Bambi Gaddist, PhD: “Southern AIDS Living Quilt—Join the Fight” View Presentation

Joint Community and Policy Session 4: Reimbursement in Medicare: Impact on CKD Patients

JoVonn Givens, MPH: “Chronic Kidney Disease Quality Initiative” View Presentation

Meredith Mathews, MD, MPH: “Reimbursement in Medicare: Impact on CKD Patients” View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 3. Impact of Diabetes in Minorities

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD: “The Changing Face of Diabetes in African Americans: Urgency for a New Approach” View Presentation

Kenyatta Lee, MD: “Diabetes Rapid Access Program (D-RAP) Disease Management Prototype” View Presentation

Joint Community and Policy Session 5. Improving Quality of Care in Our 21st-Century Health System

Deborah E. Jones, PhD, RN: “Community Health Partnership: It’s in Our Hands” View Presentation

Alethia Jackson: “Creating A High-Value Health Care System” View Presentation

Roba Whiteley: “Bridging Health Disparities: Helping Uninsured Minorities Access Prescription Medicines” View Presentation

Anne Wilkins: “Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index” View Presentation

Closing Plenary: The HIV/AIDS Atlas

Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD: “The NIAID Integrated Prevention Research Program” View Presentation

Town Hall Meeting and Dinner: Health Care Reimbursement: A Time for Reform?

Tammy Banks: “Diagnosis and Cure for the Broken Claims Process” View Presentation

David J. Satin, MD: “The Impact of Pay for Performance on Healthcare Disparities” View Presentation

Richard Allen Williams, MD: “A Universal Code of Conduct for Health Insurers: Is There a Need?” View Presentation

Day 2: April 28

Opening Plenary: CBC Health Braintrust

Opening Session and Morning Panel, featuring Congressman Danny Davis, Congressman John Lewis, and Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen

Congresswoman Donna Christensen: “The Emerging Majority and the U.S. Health Care System: The Paradigm Shift Begins” View Presentation

Gary Puckrein, PhD: Day 2 Opening Plenary Presentation View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 4. The Challenges of Mental Health Disparities

James A. Blumenthal, PhD: “Depression as a New Risk Factor for Coronary Hearth Disease: Implications for Minority Health” View Presentation

Philip Wang, MD, DrPH: “Addressing Disparities in Mental Health Care” View Presentation

CBC Health Braintrust Session I. Health Equity and the Changing Demographics in America: Why Health Disparities Should Be Relevant to Everyone

Beth Landon: “Health Disparities in Rural and Frontier America” View Presentation

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt: “Is Inequality Making Black Women Sick?” View Presentation

Cara V. James, PhD: “2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: Findings on the Domestic Epidemic” View Presentation

CBC Health Braintrust Session II. Health Policy in Every Policy: Tackling the Social Determinants of Health

Tracie L. Washington, Esq: “Health Policy in Every Policy: Linking Housing and Health Disparities in New Orleans” View Presentation

Dennis Andrulis: “Health and the Importance of Place: Poverty, Social Determinants and Their Influence on Disparities” View Presentation

Robert S. Ogilvie, PhD: “Changing the Built Environment So That the Healthy Choice Becomes the Easy Choice” View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 5. HIV/AIDS: A Minority Health Issue

Goulda A. Downer, PhD, RD, LN, CNS: “A Systems Thinking Approach to Reducing HIV/AIDS Disparities within Communities of Color” View Presentation

CBC Health Braintrust Session III. Community-Centric Health Equity Efforts: A Spotlight on Place Matters

Nancy Norman, MD, MPH: “Taking Action to Eliminate Health Inequities in Boston” View Presentation

Greg Hodge, JD: “Addressing the Root Causes of Health Inequities through a Local Policy Agenda” View Presentation

Clinical CME Session 6. Advances in Reducing Cancer Disparities

Jo Anne Zujewski: “Health Disparities Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment” View Presentation

Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, FACS: “Disparities in Outcomes for Major Surgical Oncology Procedures” View Presentation

Special Presentation

Lonnel Coats: “Views on Chronic Diseases in Minority Communities: Findings from a National Survey of African American and Hispanic Adults on Alzheimer’s Disease” View Presentation

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