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Track 1 - Translational & Transdisciplinary Research

The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit will not take place October 31-November 2, 2012.

It will be rescheduled for 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Be safe, and stay tuned for new dates.

Please contact the hotel directly (301-965-4000) to cancel your reservations.

  1. TRACK 1 THEMES:
  2. Theme 1: Integrating Biological, Social, Behavioral, and Environmental Determinants of Health
  3. Theme 2: Health Disparity Populations, Disease Conditions, and Risk Factors
  4. Theme 3: Primary Prevention and Health
  5. Theme 4: Discrimination, Racism, and Stress
  6. Theme 5: Healthcare Disparities and Quality Research
  7. Theme 6: Best Practices and Approaches for Community Engagement
  8. Theme 7: Health Information Technology
  9. Theme 8: Global Population Health

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Theme Topics
Theme 1: Integrating Biological, Social, Behavioral, and Environmental Determinants of Health

      1. Topic 1: Environmental Justice and Health Policies
      2. Topic 2: Social/Behavioral Determinants of Health
      3. Topic 3: Environmental and Occupational Health
      4. Topic 4: Social/Behavioral Determinants of Rural Health
      5. Topic 5: Law and Public Policies and Health
      6. Topic 6: Genetics, Epigenetics, and Gene-Environment Interactions
      7. Topic 7: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
      8. Topic 8: Pharmacogenomics
      9. Topic 9: Criminal/Juvenile Justice and Policies
      10. Topic 10: Place-Based Health Disparities: Neighborhoods and Health

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Theme 2: Health Disparity Populations, Disease Conditions, and Risk Factors

  1. Subtheme: Populations
  2. Topic 1: Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  3. Topic 2: Low Socio-Economic Status Populations
  4. Topic 3: LGBT Populations
  5. Topic 4: Persons with Disabilities
  6. Topic 5: Men’s Health
  7. Topic 6: Women’s Health
  8. Topic 7: Immigrant Populations
  9. Topic 8: Child and Adolescent Health
  10. Topic 9: Elderly Populations
  11. Topic 10: Prison Populations
  1. Subtheme: Social Determinants of Diseases/Conditions
  2. Topic 11: Cardiovascular Disease
  3. Topic 12: Sickle Cell Disease
  4. Topic 13: Diabetes
  5. Topic 14: HIV/AIDS/STDs
  6. Topic 15: Mental Health
  7. Topic 16: Substance Use Disorder
    1. Topic 17: Renal Disease
    2. Topic 18: Stroke Health Disparities
    3. Topic 19: Asthma/Pulmonary Disease
    4. Topic 20: Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases
    5. Topic 21: Cancer
    6. Topic 22: Oral Health
    7. Topic 23: Eye Diseases
    8. Topic 24: Non-Communicable Diseases

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Theme 3: Primary Prevention and Health

  1. Topic 1: Innovative Approaches and Future Directions in Obesity Prevention
  2. Topic 2: Tobacco Control
  3. Topic 3: Nutrition, Food Safety, and Occupational Health
  4. Topic 4: Urban Planning, Transportation, Built Environment, and Health
  5. Topic 5: Behavioral Health
  6. Topic 6: Evidence-Based Clinical and Community Preventative Services
  7. Topic 7: Emergency Preparedness, Disasters, and Health Disparities
  8. Topic 8: Trauma and Violence Prevention/Suicide
  9. Topic 9: Unintentional Injury

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Theme 4: Discrimination, Racism, and Stress

  1. Topic 1: Naming, Measuring, and Addressing the Impacts of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of                     the Nation: Science, Practice, and Policy Issues
  2. Topic 2: Education and Racism
  3. Topic 3: Racism and Poverty
  4. Topic 4: Employment Discrimination and Health
  5. Topic 5: Chronic Stress and Adult Health
  6. Topic 6: Incarceration and the Juvenile Justice System
  7. Topic 7: Gender Inequality
  8. Topic 8: Residential Racial Segregation and Fair Housing

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Theme 5: Healthcare Disparities and Quality Research

  1. Topic 1: Quality Research, Health Services Research, and Disparities
  2. Topic 2: Medicare and Medicaid Modernization
  3. Topic 3: Healthcare System Transformation
  4. Topic 4: Personalized Medicine
  5. Topic 5: Tailoring Chronic Case Disease Management for Diverse Populations
  6. Topic 6: Patient-Centered Care
  7. Topic 7: Cultural Competency
  8. Topic 8: Health Literacy
  9. Topic 9: Cost Variation and Practice Patterns

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Theme 6: Best Practices and Approaches for Community Engagement

  1. Topic 1: Community-Based Participatory Research
  2. Topic 2: Practice-Based Research Networks
  3. Topic 3: Healthy Communities Initiatives
  4. Topic 4: Faith-Based Initiatives
  5. Topic 5: Community Resilience and Vulnerability
  6. Topic 6: Bioethics/Ethics of Community-Engaged Research and Practice

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Theme 7: Health Information Technology

  1. Topic 1: Electronic Health Records and Quality of Care
  2. Topic 2: Electronic Data and Patient Safety
  3. Topic 3: “Meaningful Use” Technology
  4. Topic 4: Deploying Emerging Technologies for Early Detection, Screening, and Diagnosis of Disease

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Theme 8: Global Population Health

  1. Topic 1: Global Health Diplomacy
  2. Topic 2: Health and Human Security
  3. Topic 3: Gender Inequality
  4. Topic 4: Maternal and Child Health
  5. Topic 5: Social Determinants of Global Population Health
  6. Topic 6: Global Impact of Health Disparities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  7. Topic 7: Climate Change, Human Health, and Security

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