Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Physician General
Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania’s second biennial Health Equity
Conference, an event aimed at improving health care access and delivery.
Department of Health is committed to improving the health of all
Pennsylvanians,” DeLone said. “Addressing the issues surrounding health care
access for and delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations is a vital
part of our mission.”
provides an opportunity for health care professionals and others to share and
learn more about evidence-based practices to reduce health disparities. Local,
state and national presenters will be featured throughout this two-day
300 private and public health care professionals from Pennsylvania will discuss
health disparities, which encompass differences in health status, the delivery
of health services, or the use of health services arising from differences such
as gender, race, ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic location
and sexual orientation.
Some of the
topics to be addressed will include: mental health, workforce development,
chronic diseases, influence of race and ethnicity, and how to better assist underserved
and vulnerable populations. Additional discussions will touch on cultural
sensitivity and competence in health care facilities and the role academic
centers play in dispersing knowledge to diminish health disparities.
conference will allow participants to share insights regarding lessons learned,
what works, and best practices for eliminating health care disparities in our
diverse communities,” DeLone added.
conference theme for this year is “Engaging and Empowering YOU to Enhance Health
Equity.” For more information related to this conference, please visit www.health.state.pa.us click on
“What’s Hot” and then “Health Equity Conference.”