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Health Disparities Seminar Series

March 2012 Seminar Series
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the National Institutes of Health welcomes Dr. Carol R. Horowitz as the featured speaker for the NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series on March 15, 2012.

Despite advances in science and medicine, millions of Americans from racial and ethnic minority, low-income, and rural populations, still experience health disparities. These groups also endure higher rates of chronic diseases than the general population. Today, the sister epidemics of diabetes and obesity are rapidly expanding--especially in health disparity populations, despite efforts to understand the underlying causes and multiple interventions to address them. Many efforts to reverse this trend, particularly in the communities hardest hit, may fail in part due to missed opportunities for the policy, academic and advocate communities to substantively collaborate.

Community-based participatory research is an applied collaborative approach involving scientific researchers and community members working as equal partners to address diseases and conditions disproportionately affecting the community's health. Recognizing the strength of each partner, scientific researchers and community members collaborate on all aspects of the project, including needs assessment, planning, research intervention design, implementation, analyses, and information dissemination. Involving community members from the beginning is an important focus of community-based participatory research as it aims to ensure that interventions created are responsive to the community's needs.

In her presentation, Dr. Carol R. Horowitz will discuss hybrid efforts to engage all key stakeholders in strategies to improve health, including healthy eating interventions, and highlight novel ideas and programs emerging from community engagement partnerships.

Dr. Horowitz is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a practicing general internist. With a focus on using community-based participatory research to address health disparities, she is the principal investigator of several NIH-funded community-based interventions and a Centers for Disease Control REACH Center grant to eliminate diabetes disparities among African Americans and Latinos. She is director of the East Harlem Diabetes Center of Excellence, principal investigator of the Community Engagement and Research Core for Mount Sinai's Institutes for Clinical and Translational Sciences, and co-director of a new Center for Health Equity and Community Engaged Research. She has implemented numerous community-based health improvement interventions and mentors students, residents, and faculty interested in addressing disparities and partnering with communities on research to improve local health and influence policy. She has an M.D. from Cornell University and received an M.P.H. from the University of Washington as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

Presentation Title: Promoting Equity through Engagement: Novel Strategies to Transform Communities into Epicenters of Health

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Carol R. Horowitz (Click here for bio)
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Thursday, March 15, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 P.M.

Location: NIH Campus
Building 10, Masur Auditorium
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD

Additional Information: There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be video cast and made available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

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