Society has readily associated health disparities with a certain group of people, but it has a much bigger target -- everyone.
"Any circumstance that serves as a barrier to receiving health care is considered a health disparity," says Lovell Jones, Ph.D., director of the Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research (CHEER) and Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Jones' ongoing efforts to eliminate health disparities are ever- present with the upcoming Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Health Equity. The symposium, hosted by CHEER and the Intercultural Cancer Council -- an organization cofounded by Jones 20 years ago -- will address not only cancer, but other diseases.
"The symposium has no specific target audience, because health disparities impact everyone," says Jones.
June 27-July 1 2012 To register visit http://www.iccnetwork.org/s...