Thank you! Thanks to all who joined our live webinar, Monday, Nov. 8. The event has ended.
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A summary of the event follows:
Are you concerned about racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare in the United States? Perhaps you should be. African Americans born today have a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes and are 2.3 times more likely to die from it than are whites.Even though white women have a higher rate of developing breast cancer, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer. African Americans frequently receive less and lower quality care than other Americans – and are sicker as a result.
AARP's Nov. 8 webinar explored how minorities can:
- Access more health services for lower cost – and often for free – under the newly passed healthcare reform law
- Make simple, easy adjustments to lifestyle and behavior to lower risk of many common conditions, like diabetes, cancer, obesity and hypertension
- Choose the right health screenings for their age, health status and disease risk, to help make the most of time spent visiting healthcare providers.
- John W. Bluford, President/CEO, Truman Medical Centers
- Dr. Denia Tapscott, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine
- Lynda Flowers, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute.
Moderators: Dr. Arthur Gunn, AARP Multicultural Outreach Volunteer Ambassador and past Dean at Clark Atlanta University, and Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President of Multicultural Markets, AARP.
This event was organized and led by the Georgia State Office of AARP.