Education (en Español)
Health Disparities Class (Fall 2011)
You can download the course syllabus here.
This graduate-level course, offered at Case Western Reserve Univeristy, provides theoretical and application tools for students from many disciplinary backgrounds to conduct research and develop interventions to reduce health disparities. Each class features two individual speakers who discuss different topics in health disparities research or interventions that have proven successful in addressing health disparities in Cleveland.
Below are videos of some of the lectures from this class.
Jesse Schold, PhD - 'Health Disparities in End-Stage Renal Disease', November 8, 2010
Eileen Seeholzer, MD, MS - 'Overview of Project HYPE: A Hypertension Study Using Lay Health Workers', November 8, 2010
Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, CPNP - 'Dietary Intake and Nutrition Education (DINE) for Latino Farmworker Children', November 1, 2010
Janeen Leon, MS - 'Health Disparities in the Re-entry Community', November 1, 2010
Henry Ng, MD, FAAP, FACP - 'LGBT Issues in Adolescent and Pediatric Health Care', October 25, 2010
Henry Ng, MD, FAAP, FACP - 'LGBT Population and Tobacco Use', October 11, 2010
Henry Ng, MD, FAAP, FACP - 'LGBT Health Issues: Video #1', October 4, 2010
Henry Ng, MD, FAAP, FACP - 'LGBT Health Issues: Video #2', October 4, 2010
Mark Chupp, PhD - 'The East Cleveland Health Partnership', September 27, 2010
Adam Perzynski, PhD - 'Health, Inequality and the Life Course', September 27, 2010
Cyleste Collins, PhD - 'Cultural Models to Examine Poverty and Health', September 20, 2010
Insoo Hyun, PhD - 'The Moral Badness of Health Inequalities', August 30, 2010
2009 Health Disparities Class Lectures
Ash Sehgal, MD - 'Introduction to Health Disparities', August 31, 2009
Janeen Leon, M.S., R.D., L.D. - 'Evaluation of Health Programs: Community Advocacy Program Re-Entry Clinic', August 24, 2009
Aaron Goldenberg, Ph.D., MPH - 'Genetics and Health Disparities', September 14, 2009
Joseph Sudano, Jr., Ph.D. - 'Measurement of Race, Ethnicity and Health Status', September 14, 2009
Joe White, Ph.D. - 'Insurance First: Why Simplify the "Disparities" Agenda', September 21, 2009
Ami Peacock, MSW - 'MetroHealth Cancer Care B.R.E.A.S.T. Program', October 5, 2009
Sumita Khatri, M.D., M.S., F.C.C.P. - 'Health Disparities in Asthma', October 5, 2009
Insoo Hyun, Ph.D. - 'Ethical Aspects of Health Disparities', October 12, 2009
Joseph Sudano, Jr., Ph.D. - 'International Health Disparities', October 26, 2009
Henry Ng, M.D. - 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Disparities,' October 26, 2009
Jessica Kelley-Moore, Ph.D. - 'Cultural Competency in Research,' November 2, 2009
Kristen Williams, D.D.S. - 'The Epidemiology of Oral Health Disparities,' November 9, 2009
J. Daryl Thornton, M.D., M.P.H.- 'Health Disparities in the ICU,' November 16, 2009
Fast Food, Phosphorus Containing Food Additives, and the Renal Diet
Phosphorus additives are added to convenience and fast foods for many reasons, including as preservatives, leavening agents, and flavor enhancers. Unlike phosphorus that naturally occurs in meats, dairy products, whole grains, and nuts, phosphorus from additives is almost completely absorbed by the body. Phosphorus control is necessary for dialysis patients so it is important for them to become aware of these additives and the foods that contain them.
Research Festival 2006
Health Disparities: From Genetics to Health Policy
September 27, 2006.
This research symposium provided information on the the mechanisms of health disparities and interventions to reduce disparities.
The symposium featured three nationally recognized experts who spoke on several topics.
The symposium was held in partnership with the Case School of Medicine, MetroHealth Rammelkamp Center for Education and Research, and the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities.
Below are videos of the featured speakers. Note - Using headphones may improve the sound quality.
Richard S. Cooper MD - 'The Use and Misuse of Genetic Research in Health Disparities.'
John M. Flack, MD, MPH - 'Health Disparities and Hypertension.'
Dennis Raphael, PhD - 'Public Policy Approaches To Health Inequities' with an introduction by Center Director Ashwini R. Sehgal, MD.
Prescriptions for Change
A Collaboration between the
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
and the Roundtable Community Council
Prescriptions for Change
In the fall of 2003, the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, a collaboration between MetroHealth Center and Case Western Reserve University, and the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, (now the Roundtable Community Council), a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, began discussions about hosting a series of events to raise awareness about and develop solutions for the longstanding challenge of health disparities affecting Northeast Ohio.
It quickly became apparent that such an important effort would require the support and cooperation of a broad range of community partners. In addition, we decided that the effort would be best served by a year-long series of programs, hosted at different locations, with national and local thought leaders addressing the range of issues related to this complicated health care issue
You can read the entire report by downloading this pdf file.