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1 Introduction
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... . People of color were found to experience worse health outcomes than whites, and evidence of both higher levels of tobacco use and lower levels of access to necessary mental health services compared with those for the majority white population was detected.
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... The workshop will explore progress in reducing health disparities and promot ing health equity in the past decade. One essential task is to look at various kinds of intervention strategies to improve health outcomes in vulnerable populations, particularly in the present context of enduring economic inequality for people of color nationwide.
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... 2 of NIH and Carolyn Clancy from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Presentations focusing specifically on the topic of disparities in childhood obesity were then given by Roundtable member Mildred Thompson, who discussed the obesity program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Susan Sher of the President's Task Force on Childhood Obesity, and Mary Lou Fulton of The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities program in California.
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... Several participants noted that the cur rent economic downturn has had -- and will continue to have -- serious effects on health, particularly for low-income families and people of color. Living in poverty is a major risk factor for poor health outcomes.
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... Rockville, MD: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health.

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