Community Invited to Presentation on Health Disparities in Central Florida
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Health Management and Informatics
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Community Invited to Presentation on Health Disparities
Monday, October 14, 2013
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
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
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 CFPHD.org/Events. This event is
free for members and open to the public (RSVP
About the Central Florida Partnership on Health
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 CFPHD.org for more
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