PUBLIC HEALTH

Eliminating Health Disparities

On November 9, 2004, the 2004 Council of the Medical Society of The State of New York took action to establish an independent MSSNY Task Force which would seek to incorporate the recommendations found in the 2002 IOM report, “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare”, as well as model several of the policy objectives found within AMA policy to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care in New York State. Initially, the Task Force was chaired by Dr. Anthony Clemendor and titled, “The Task Force to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities”. In 2009, the Task Force was made a permanent Standing Committee and renamed “The Committee to Eliminate Health Care Disparities”. The focus of the Committee was broadened to include all health care disparities.

Vision Statement

“Our vision is to create a model of achievement that overcomes healthcare disparities through education and practical initiatives and provides the resources to effectively reach all healthcare providers, healthcare delivery organizations, and patients throughout all of New York State, and all of America, without regard to race, class, religion, source of payment, place of origin, and economic or cultural status.”

Mission Statement

The Mission of this Committee is to eliminate healthcare disparities by obtaining evidence on racial and ethnic health care disparities, identifying causes, and proposing effective strategies. Provides physician awareness and education, patient! public education, youth-focused mentoring and education programs on the vital role of minority physicians, and improved data collection on race and ethnicity.

Committee News

The Committee has received grants from Pfizer to enable it to participate in the Doctors Back to School Program developed by the American Medical Association. This program will send Task Force Members, who are physicians, into middle and high schools in their counties to talk to students, particularly minority students, and encourage them to pursue a career in medicine. They will mentor those students who exhibit interest and help them to pursue the goal of entering medical school and becoming a physician.  Additional grants from Pfizer enabled the Committee to develop and produce CME programs entitled Culture Block: How Cultural and Ethnic Beliefs and Traditions Affect a Patient’s Medical Care and Compliance; and a health literacy program entitled Effectively Communicating With a Diverse Patient Population.  Each of these programs was presented to close to 1,000 physicians and other health care providers and both were evaluated extremely well.

Subcommitee on Inventory

Programs to Increase Underrepresented Minorities in Health Care

ADIRONDACKS

CAPITAL-SARATOGA

Albany Medical Center:
43 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208
Ingrid Allard:  allardi@amc.edu
Hyacinth Mason: masonh1@amc.edu    

CATSKILLS
N/A

CENTRAL NEW YORK
A.O. Hospital-Susquehanna Family Practice and The Gender Wellness Center
One FoxCare Drive. Suite 103 Oneonta, NY  13820
Phone (607) 431-5757
Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD: cawolf-gould@aofmh.org

SUNY Upstate:

AMSNY Buffalo Post Bacc
Isabelle Appler, Associate Director of Admissions, Nakeia Chambers CDMA Representative

The Medical Scholars Master’s in Medical Technology Program
Isabelle Appler, Associate Director of Admissions, CDMA Representatives

MPH Medical Scholars Program
Isabelle Appler, Associate Director of Admissions, Nakeia Chambers, CDMA Representatives

Try on a White Coat Program
Sharon Huard, Associate Dean of Student & Multicultural Affairs 

SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
Nakeia Chambers, Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Mercyworks SYNERGY Summer Internship Program at Upstate
Nakeia Chambers, Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Presidential Scholars Summer Internship Program
Nakeia Chambers, Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection — Syracuse
Aldrine Ashong-Katai, Diversity & Inclusion & Nakeia Chambers, Diversity Initiatives Specialist

CHAUTAUQUA-ALLEGHENY 

FINGER LAKES

University of Rochester Medical College:
Adrienne Morgan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for  URMC Medical Education and Diversity and Inclusion –

Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester
Contact: Dr. Gina Cuyler (President)

HTYAP (Healthcare and Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program)
Janice Holland – Janice.holland@rochester.edu

University of Rochester Chapter of SNMA (Student National Medical Association)
David Powell, President – David_Powell@URMC.Rochester.edu

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HUDSON VALLEY 

LONG ISLAND

Mount Sinai
http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/cmca/groups
Dr. Garry Butts

  

NEW YORK CITY

Associated Medical Schools of New York

New York Academy of Medicine

Mentoring in Medicine Incorporated
111 E. 210th Street Bronx, NY 10467

SUNY Downstate:
Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity Education and Research
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Carla.Boutin-Foster@downstate.edu

Resources and programs at Einstein

Hispanic Center of Excellence

Einstein Enrichment Program (EEP)

Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program

Bronx Science & Health Opportunity Partnership

THOUSAND ISLANDS-SEAWAY

NEW YORK STATE (VARIOUS REGIONS)

Doctors Across New York

NYS Area Health Education Center  (AHEC)

Erie Niagara
Danise Wilson, MPH

WNY Rural
Catherine Huff, CEO

Central & Northern New York
Richard Merchant, MA

Catskill Hudson
Robert Wingate

Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island
Gabrielle Kersaint, MSPH

Bronx-Westchester
Nicole Charles – MA

Manhattan-Staten Island
mmitchell@msiahec.org

NYS DOH AIDS Institute

NYS/NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program – NAAHP

Subcommittee on CME Programs

Gender & LGBTQ

HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)
https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/lgbt/enhanced-resources/competency-training/index.html

Fenway Institute
http://www.thefenwayinstitute.org/education
https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

MyCME
http://www.mycme.com/impact-on-health-disparities-in-hiv-prevention/section/7513/

National LGBT Health Education Center
www.lgbthealtheducation.org

Physicians Weekly
https://www.physiciansweekly.com/cme-improving-ed-care-for-lgbt-patients/

UCSF Center for Excellence for Transgender Health
http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=lib-00-00

Racial & Ethnic Disparities

American Hospital Association
http://www.hpoe.org/resources/ahahret-guides/1431 

American Medical Association
https://commerce.ama-assn.org/store/catalog/productDetail.jsp?product_id=prod1240029&navAction=push  

Cultural Competencies

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
https://www.aace.com/resources/cultural-competency-and-minority-health

American College of Surgeons
https://www.facs.org/health-care-disparities/resources 

American Medical Association
https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/reducing-disparities-health-care

APA Cultural Competency Resources
https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency

Continuing Education Cultural and Linguistic Competency HHS OMH
https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/education/

Health and Human Services (HHS)
https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-individuals/special-topics/health-disparities/resources/index.html

HHS Cultural Competency Training (LGBTQ)
https://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/lgbt/enhanced-resources/competency-training/index.html

National Consortium for Multicultural Education
http://culturalmeded.stanford.edu/teaching/healthcaredisparities.html

National Institute of Health
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrinfo/disparities.html

Rutgers University
https://libguides.rutgers.edu/culturalcompetency/culturalcompetency_CMEresources

University of Chicago
http://www.solvingdisparities.org/implement-change/understanding-and-addressing-health-disparities-cme


Other

National Cancer Institute
https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd/about-health-disparities/resources

Subcommittee on Understanding Organizations

Federal

AAFP
https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cdhe.html
https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty/pre-med/back-to-school.html

Region II of the Health Equity Council
http://region2.npa-rhec.org/

State

New York ACP
https://www.nyacp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

New York State Academy of Family Medicine
http://www.nysafp.org/

NYS Area Health Education Center
http://nysahec.org/

DSRIP Initiatives
Fingerlakes is FLPPS: https://flpps.org/

State website: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/dsrip/

Link to all PPS: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/dsrip/pps_map/index.htm

NYS DOH Office of Minority Health
Discussion of Evan Graham making presentation to committee (Monica Sweeney)

DOH Diversity in Medicine
Susan Mitnick – 518  473-4700

NYS Office of Public Health
Brad Hutton, MPH
brad.hutton@health.ny.gov 

NYS DOH AIDS Institute
CEI Training
https://ceitraining.org/

DCJS Justice Center
https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/medicaid_health_homes/special_populations/criminal_justice.htm
Lyn Hohmann

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/data/data-sets/health-disparities.page
Nina Huberman

Center for Healthcare Workforce Studies
Jean Moore, Center Director
jmoore@albany.edu
http://www.chwsny.org/

BOCES- Schools
https://www.boces.org/services/

Arthur Ashe Institution
https://www.arthurasheinstitute.org/