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  • 93 - Percent of heath care informatics alumni employed in senior-level positions within the field of health care
  • 35 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the fall 2016 semester
  • 25 - Number of health care informatics students enrolled in the spring 2017 semester
  • 28 - Number of students who graduated from the health care informatics program during 2015-16

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University of Central Florida
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Orlando, FL 32816-2205

Phone: 407-823-2359
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Community Invited to Presentation on Health Disparities

Monday, October 14, 2013
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Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D.

The Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities invites members and guests to join the conversation with UCF Assistant Professor Latarsha Chisholm in a discussion on her recent publication in the journal Health Services Research - "Nursing Home Quality and Financial Performance: Does the Racial Composition of Residents Matter?" This event will be held at Anthem College, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, from 3 to 5 pm.

Studies conducted by Chisholm and colleagues indicate health inequities in nursing homes that serve predominantly black residents. Factors discussed in the study include residential segregation, admission practices and the growing population of Black residents within Medicaid-reliant nursing home facilities.

With the increase in poor and aging populations escalating national health care spending, the United States is in the process of implementing health care reformation per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Studies indicate that by 2015 the percent of Americans over the age of 50 will equal almost half of the population. With the state of Florida not adopting Medicaid expansion, health care reform may have minimal effect in rectifying health care disparities within long-term care facilities.

"There is no simple fix … It is a complex issue, but we need to address it because disparities are everyone's issue," Chisholm said.

Additional Information
Chisholm joined UCF in 2012 after completing a National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her degrees include a bachelor's in psychology and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Management and Policy from the University of Florida and a master's degree from the University of South Florida.
To register for this event on Oct. 22 at 3 pm, please visit This event is free for members and open to the public (RSVP requested).

About the Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities
The Central Florida Partnership on Health Disparities is a nonprofit, broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations in Central Florida that serve and represent ethnic and racial groups in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Brevard counties. The CFPHD functions as a collaborative vehicle for community partners to work together to eliminate health disparities, rather than duplicate efforts and compete with one another. Visit for more information.


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