STATE AND LOCAL POLICY INITIATIVES
TO REDUCE HEALTH DISPARITIES
Karen M. Anderson, Rapporteur
Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the
Elimination of Health Disparities
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
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This project was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (200-2005-13434); Sanofi-aventis (B09-39223); The California Endowment (20052634); Missouri Foundation for Health (08-0006-HPC-08); Connecticut Health Foundation (unnumbered); Merck and Co., Inc. (unnumbered); United Health Foundation (unnumbered); and Kaiser Permanente. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
This summary is based on the proceedings of a workshop that was sponsored by the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities. It is prepared in the form of a workshop summary by and in the name of the rapporteur as an individually authored document.
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MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE1
NICOLE LURIE2 (Chair), The RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA
TOM GRANATIR, Humana, Inc., Chicago, IL
CARA V. JAMES, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC
DAVID P. PRYOR, Aetna, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
MILDRED THOMPSON, PolicyLink, Oakland, CA
1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the Institute of Medicine.
2 Resigned June 2009.
MEMBERS OF THE ROUNDTABLE ON THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH EQUITY AND THE ELIMINATION OF HEALTH DISPARITIES1
NICOLE LURIE2 (Chair), The RAND Corporation, Arlington, VA
WILLIAM VEGA3 (Chair), Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
MILDRED THOMPSON (Cochair), Senior Director, PolicyLink
PATRICIA BAKER, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Connecticut Health Foundation
ANNE C. BEAL, President, Aetna Foundation
AMERICA BRACHO, Chief Executive Officer, Latino Health Access
FRANCIS D. CHESLEY, Director, Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
JAMILA DAVISON, Instructor, Emory University
ALLAN GOLDBERG, Executive Director, Science Affairs Cardiovascular/Metabolic Business Unit, U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Inc.
GARTH N. GRAHAM, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
TOM GRANATIR, Director, Policy and Research, Humana, Inc.
CARA V. JAMES, Senior Policy Analyst, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
JENNIE R. JOE, Professor, Department Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona
JAMES R. KIMMEY, President and Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health
JAMES KRIEGER, Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Seattle King County Health Department
ANNE C. KUBISCH, Codirector, The Aspen Institute
JEFFREY LEVI, Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health
JOHN LEWIN, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Cardiology
NEWELL McELWEE, Executive Director, U.S. Outcomes Research, Merck & Co., Inc.
GARY D. NELSON, President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation
1 Institute of Medicine forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the Institute of Medicine.
2 Resigned June 2009.
3 Chair since October 2009.
ELENA O. NIGHTINGALE, Scholar in Residence, Institute of Medicine
SAMUEL NUSSBAUM, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Inc.
TERRI PEDONE, Director, Sanofi-Aventis
DAVID P. PRYOR, Medical Director, Aetna, Inc.
STEVE M. PU, General Surgeon, Missouri Foundation for Health
AMELIE G. RAMIREZ, Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
KYU RHEE, Chief Medical Officer, Health and Human Services
JOY SMITH, Executive Director, National Association of State Offices of Minority Health
SAMUEL SO, Lui Hac Minh Professor, Stanford University
PATTIE TUCKER, Lead Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SID VOORAKKARA, Program Officer, The California Endowment
WINSTON F. WONG, Medical Director, Community Benefit, and Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente
TERRI D. WRIGHT, Program Director, Health Policy, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
KAREN M. ANDERSON, Senior Program Officer
ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
PAMELA A. LIGHTER, Senior Program Assistant (until January 2011)
COLIN F. FINK, Senior Program Assistant (after January 2011)
PATRICK BURKE, Financial Officer (October 2008 through October 2009)
AMY M. PRZYBOCKI, Financial Officer (November 2009 to present)
HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant
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Meredith Benedict, Anthurium Solutions, Inc.
Jamila Davison, Emory University
Steve M. Pu, Missouri Foundation for Health
Pattie Tucker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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