Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Panel of experts gathers to discuss ways to fix disparities in health care

By Richard Craver | Journal Reporter
An overhaul of the U.S. health-care system has gained the floor of national debate, speakers at a conference on health disparities said yesterday.

What is done to spur and inspire changes in culture, lifestyle and infrastructure will determine whether changes happen in meaningful and measurable ways within local communities.

The town-hall meeting, featuring national health-care experts, served as the opener of a three-day conference, "Faces of a Healthy Future," in downtown Winston-Salem.

The conference is being conducted by the Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities at Winston-Salem State University. The goal is discussing health-care issues for specific populations, including people of African, Asian, Hispanic and American Indian descent, and of veterans, the disabled and those with mental illness.
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