Commission to End Healthcare Disparities Created

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Dumke, Nicollette M (2005) Commission to End Healthcare Disparities Created. Journal of the National Medical Association, 97 (4). pp. 454-455.


The American Medical Association, National Medical Association and National Hispanic Medical Association have announced the creation of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities. Its goal is to educate physicians about healthcare disparities and develop strategies to eliminate gaps in healthcare to members of minority groups. It has established four committees to work on different issues. They will work to raise professional awareness of disparities, improve data gathering, increase education and training of health professionals about disparities, and promote workforce diversity. Dr. Dwayne T. Brandon of Johns Hopkins University says, “One way to encourage physician participation in educational programs created by the commission is to provide Continuing Medical Education credit for attendance and participation. Programs should also be made convenient by including online access and offering workshops at different locations.