Health Disparities: Type 2 Diabetes, Research and Policy

Date: August 7, 2018

Time: 02:30PM - 04:00PM

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Health Disparities: Type 2 Diabetes, Research and Policy

Since 2003, Congress has mandated that the Federal government produce the annual National Healthcare Disparities Report as part of the effort to monitor national progress in achieving health equity. The 2016 iteration of that report indicates that racial and ethnic minorities represent a disproportionate share of the Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the United States.  Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% or more of diabetes cases, and increasingly affects people of all ages and economic groups.

Keystone Symposia is striving to advance understanding and elimination of persistent health disparities in the United States by incorporating discussion into our conferences on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, immunology, cancer and other diseases that impact populations worldwide.

Building on the previous Keystone Symposia roundtable conversation on Health Disparities: The Intersection of Science and Race, this session centers on the intersection of scientific research and public policy in the effort to eliminate health disparities, with a particular focus on incidence and prevention of Type 2 diabetes.   

Watch this lively panel discussion moderated by Brad Sperber, Keystone Policy Center, and then ask the panelists your questions. 

Among other topics, the discussion will address: 

  • Key factors in health disparities at the community level 
  • Impact of health disparities in incidence of Type 2 diabetes
  • Behavioral factors in preventing and managing Type 2 diabetes
  • Cross-sector and interdisciplinary efforts to prevent health disparities
  • Opportunities for – and challenges in – informing public policy through research into health disparities

Event Hashtag: #VKSdisparitiesT2D

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