Health Disparities: 20 Years from the Heckler Report
CLEVELAND: Dr. Garth N. Graham, deputy assistant secretary for minority health in the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities twenty years after the Heckler Report first shed light on this problem at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.
The Office of Minority Health develops and coordinates Federal health policy that addresses minority health concerns and ensures that Federal, State and local health programs take into account the needs of disadvantaged, racial and ethnic populations.
Graham was previously appointed a White House Fellow and special assistant to former HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. He founded the Boston Men's Cardiovascular Health Project, a project designed to identify behavioral explanations for decreased adherence to adequate diet and exercise by African American men.
Graham was the founding senior editorial board member of the Yale Journal of Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics, served on the editorial board of the Yale Journal of Biology and Science, Public Health Reports and a number of other guest editorial boards.
Graham is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and serves as a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has authored scientific articles and presentations on cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, and community medicine.
Graham earned an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and named a Yale President Public Service Fellow. He also earned an M.P.H. from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $20. Appetizers and beverages are included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.
The State of Aging Ohioans: A Report from AARP
Nancy LeaMond, group executive officer for social impact at AARP, will present the findings of AARP Ohio’s The State of 50+ Ohio 2006 at noon on Wednesday, September 21, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Ohio is the sixth fastest aging state in the United States. Many pressures—economic conditions, health and health care, household types, care takers, and difficulties with daily activities—impact the quality of life of older adults in Ohio.
What is life really like for Ohioans over the age of 50? The State of 50+ Ohio 2006, AARP Ohio’s first analysis on the quality of life for Ohio citizens age 50 and over, is an examination of a number of quality of life indicators in our state dealing with the well-being of people all over Ohio.
LeaMond is charged with implementing AARP’s Ten Year Social Impact Agenda, which aims to give people age 50+ independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable for them and society as a whole.
Prior to joining AARP in late 2001, LeaMond served as chief of staff to U.S. Trade representative Charlene Barshefsky. During President Clinton’s first term, she was a member of Ambassador Kantor’s senior policy team serving as the assistant U.S. Trade representative for Congressional Affairs. LeaMond also was president of the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute and spent several years as the chief of staff to U.S. Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar.
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.