The UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on
Minority Health Disparities
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, Ph.D.
Friday, May 19th 2006
Lunch will be provided
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12:00-1:00 pm Lecture
ABOUT THE TALK
Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in
access to and quality of health care constitute a major national public health
problem that greatly challenge the US health systems of care. The recently
published AHRQ’s 2005 National Healthcare Disparities Report reported that,
while health care disparities (including mental health) seem to be narrowing
overall for most ethnic minority populations, disparities have worsened for
Latinos in both access to and quality of care measures. This presentation will
provide a roadmap to reducing mental health disparities in Latinos by addressing
how quality of care is linked to issues of cultural and linguistic competence in
the clinical encounter between providers and children, adolescents and their
families and to issues of workforce diversity and development. It concludes with
some recommendations and a call to action to shore up the widening gap in mental
health care disparities in Latinos.
ABOUT DR. SERGIO AGUILAR-GAXIOLA
Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola is Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola is the Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar-Gaxiola's research interests include: Minority mental health (e.g., prevalence of mental disorders, risk and protective factors, mental health service utilization patterns, access to care, and treatment outcomes), cross-cultural comparative epidemiologic research on patterns and correlates of psychiatric disorders in general population samples, idiomatic expressions of psychological distress in Spanish-speaking populations, and applications of standardized psychiatric diagnostic instruments.
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ABOUT THE LECTURE
This lecture is presented the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities (CRETSCMHD), the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Health Services Research Center and the UCLA School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare. Social Workers, MFTs, Physicians, Psychologists and Registered Nurses, possible 1 unit CE credit.
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