Gerontology Program partners with RHEC IX on “Elderly Health Disparities: Translating Research into Practice”

GRNThrough the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) program, the Pacific Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC IX) partnered with SF State’s Gerontology Program to perform a review and analysis of literature that focused on elderly health disparities. The result is a compilation of data and list of programs that can be used to improve health care delivery for minority elders in Region IX (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Islands). The report includes an executive summary, data matrices and annotated bibliography. It also includes a template letter and messaging for sending to relevant legislators. Martin C. Blanco, an M.A. student in gerontology and OMH Health Equity Fellow, worked with Professor Darlene Yee-Melichar, Gerontology Program coordinator and OMH Health Equity Mentor, and members of RHEC IX on this comprehensive report.  For further information, please visit: http://region9.npa-rhec.org/in-the-spotlight.

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