Wednesday, March 7, 2012
For Minority Physicians
Annual health management diversity conference coming in June
Register today for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management's National Leadership and Education Conference, set for June 5–6 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The AMA Minority Affairs Section strongly encourages promoting leadership in addressing health disparities. So join your colleagues in June and help promote diversity, cultural competence and inclusion in the effort to eliminate disparities in health care.
Study: Diabetic minorities miss more primary care visits
African-American and Latino patients with diabetes are more likely than whites to skip planned primary care appointments, a new study has found. Among factors associated with missing appointments were younger age, lower education level, having a co-pay higher than $30, not having a regular primary care physician and distrust of the provider.
The study was published in a recent edition of Health Services Research. The AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) encourages all physicians to remain committed to educating themselves and their patients about this health care issue.
Email the AMA-MAS if you have a project or idea that could help prevent health disparities or increase heightened awareness regarding this issue.