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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

For Minority Physicians

Attend AMA-MAS business meeting and reception Nov. 15

Attend AMA-MAS business meeting and reception Nov. 15

Members of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) invite you to attend the AMA-MAS business meeting and reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., prior to the AMA Interim Meeting.

Keynote speaker J. Nadine Gracia, MD, director of the Office of Minority Health and deputy assistant secretary for minority health, will discuss how to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The meeting also will feature an open forum on AMA House of Delegates reports and resolutions that impact minority physicians and patients. All are welcome to attend. Register today (AMA login required). Be sure to complete the AMA Minority Affairs Section portion of the registration form.

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, email Abu Muhammad of the AMA or call him at (312) 464-4335.

AHRQ's Innovations Exchange focuses on reducing health care disparities

The latest issue of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange features three policy innovations that aim to help reduce health care disparities and ensure that vulnerable populations receive equitable health care.

One of the featured profiles describes legislation California passed requiring that continuing medical education (CME) courses include curricula related to cultural and linguistic competence in medical practice. The legislation and accompanying support have been successful in ensuring the inclusion of cultural and linguistic competence in educational offerings and in fostering a deeper understanding of the importance of these competencies among providers of CME services and the clinicians they serve.

Online resources and tools are available related to reducing health care disparities.