TITLE

NCSL to conduct Health Disparities Project to help educate state lawmakers

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
State Health Watch;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the launch by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Denver, Colorado of the Health Disparities Project to inform policy-makers to reduce disparities in health care for minorities. According to health policy associate Melissa Hansen, the project's short term goal is to provide resources and databases to assess how state policy will impact quality of health care. NCSL said American Indian women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer than white women.
ACCESSION #
38897577

 

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