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August #EquityChat – American Heart Association, Food Deserts & Diabetes Disparities

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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The American Heart Association joins CCDTR Director Marshall Chin who also serves as the Director of Finding Answers for August’s #EquityChat!

Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program office dedicated to finding what works to reduce and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in care. Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, will be online to discuss the issue of food deserts and to answer your questions about health care disparities, innovative interventions to improve minority health, and the state of disparities in chronic conditions.

Use hashtag #EquityChat to follow the chat on Tuesday, August 12th from 1-2pm CST (2-3pm EST) to learn about reducing disparities and improving health, ask any questions you have, and share what you are doing to take action for health equity!

This is part of a regular #EquityChat series that occurs the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-2pm CST.

Dr. Marshall Chin interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio about National Health Disparities

July 21, 2014 – Minnesota Public Radio‘s The Daily Circuit recently invited CCDTR and Finding Answers Director Dr. Marshall Chin to discuss the state of health disparities at the national level. Dr. Chin was joined by Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, and Cara James, PhD, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health. The panelists discussed how health disparities can be addressed and how the Affordable Care Act is affecting disparities.

To listen to the entire discussion, click here.

July #EquityChat – American Diabetes Association & Diabetes Disparities

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Marshall Chin News

The American Diabetes Association joins CCDTR Director Marshall Chin who also serves as the Director of Finding Answers for July’s #EquityChat!

The American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes, as well as providing services to communities and individuals affected by diabetes. As a leading voice for diabetes research and advocacy, the American Diabetes Association has also prioritized the elimination of diabetes disparities.

Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program office dedicated to finding what works to reduce and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in care. Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, will be online to answer your questions about health care disparities, innovative interventions to improve minority health, and the state of disparities in diabetes.

Use hashtag #EquityChat to follow the chat on Tuesday, July 8th from 1-2pm CST (2-3pm EST) to learn about reducing disparities and improving health, ask any questions you have, and share what you are doing to take action for health equity!

This is part of a regular #EquityChat series that occurs the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-2pm CST.

Dr. Marshall Chin embarks on national radio tour with the RWJF Finding Answers program

February 24, 2014 – CCDTR Director Marshall Chin is nearing the end of a national radio tour with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Finding Answers program that started in January and will end in March. The tour is entitled: How Can We Make Sure That Disparities in Health Care Improve Under the Affordable Care Act? Dr. Chin has been interviewed by the radio stations listed below, discussing the Finding Answers program as well as the South Side Diabetes project.

  • WPFW-FM in Washington, DC (Gloria Minot, Public – Pacifica Station)
  • KYW-AM in Philadelphia, PA (John Ostapkovich, All News)

Click here to read a short article from CBS in Philadelphia, entitled “Advocate Sees Potential in Obamacare to Reduce Health Disparities.”

  • KNX-AM in Los Angeles, CA (Tom Haule and Linda Nunez, All News)
  • WDET-FM in Detroit, MI (Craig Fahle, Public – NPR).

Click here to listen to the NPR interview entitled, “Will Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Detroit Improve Under the Affordable Care Act?”

  • KGNU in Denver/Boulder, CO (Maeve Conran, Public – NPR)
  • North Carolina News Network in state of North Carolina (Josh Zach, News/Talk)
  • Radio PA in state of Pennsylvania (Cathy Clark, Statewide news)
  • American Urban Radio Network, National Network (Allegra Johnson, Urban News)
  • KPFT-FM in Houston, TX (Marlo Blue, Public – Pacifica)
  • WXKS-FM / JAMN-FM / WKOX-AM in Boston, MA (Gwendolyn Blackburn, Minority Counterpoint)

Finding Answers seeks a program manager

February 24, 2014 – Finding Answers is hiring a new program manager! This position will support two different national programs of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Finding Answers is a major national $16.7 million multi-year initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Finding Answers provided technical assistance and direction to 33 grantees around the country charged with evaluating innovative health care solutions. More information can be found at www.SolvingDisparities.org and www.Forces4Quality.org.

The Reducing Disparities Through Payment and Delivery Systems Reform Program (RDPRP) is a new national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The goal of this national program is to investigate efforts that incorporate value-based health care payment changes with delivery system redesigns to reduce disparities in health care and outcomes.

The Program Manager will work with the team to design and implement the call for proposals, grantee selection and technical assistance (TA) and direction activities for applicants and grantees of the RDPRP.

For both projects, the program manager will work closely with the team to develop an effective program of TA to disseminate best practices for disparities reduction into real world practice. The program manager will help to synthesize complex findings from the grants programs and systematic reviews into clear and simple solutions for TA clients. This includes opportunities to co-author papers submitted for competitive review and to develop training curricula, best practice and lessons-learned summaries, and additional TA products.

For more information and to apply, click here. The requisition number for this job posting is 094536.

CCDTR researchers discuss equity in medical education with the American Association of Medical Colleges

June 11, 2013 – A panel of experts from the University of Chicago and other organizations gathered recently to discuss the importance of fostering health equity in American medical education, and to develop strategies in medical schools, teaching hospitals and training organizations to teach and spread the skills necessary to reduce disparities in health and health care.

Drawing upon expertise in disparities reduction, health services research and medical education, the panel members examined strategies for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Audience members then worked to identify ways to incorporate equity into research, teaching and quality improvement in their own organizations.

The presentation, made at the 2013 Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality Meeting, included University of Chicago Medicine physician-researchers Drs. Marshall Chin, director of Finding Answers:  Disparities Research for Change, Monica Peek, and Lisa Vinci; as well as Dr. Thomas Sequist, Director of Research at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and associate professor of medicine and health policy at Harvard Medical School; Philip Alberti, PhD, the senior director of health equity research and policy at AAMC; Scott Cook, PhD, deputy director of Finding Answers; and Rachel Voss, MPH, project manager for Finding Answers.

FA AAMC Presentation

View the questions that participants considered by clicking on the links below: