9:00 –10:30 a.m. Keynote Panel: What Progress Has Been Made in Reducing Health Disparities? A Historical Perspective

David Williams, Harvard School of Public Health
Brian Smedley, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Steven Woolf, Virginia Commonwealth University
William Vega, Moderator

10:30– 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – Panel: Federal Perspectives on Reducing Health
12:00 p.m. Disparities
John Ruffin, National Institutes of Health
Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Mildred Thompson, Moderator

12:00– 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch

1:00 –1:20 p.m. Current Programs Addressing Social Determinants at the National Level
Susan Sher, Office of the First Lady

1:20 –2:15 p.m. Current Programs Addressing Social Determinants at the Local Level
Mildred Thompson, PolicyLink
Mary Lou Fulton, The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Program

Questions and Discussion

2:15 –2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 –3:45 p.m. What Do We Still Need to Learn About Reducing
Health Disparities?
Paula Braveman, University of California, San Francisco
Anne Beal, Aetna Foundation
Dennis Andrulis, Texas Health Institute, Austin

Questions and Discussion

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