Panel on Health Disparities: April 17, 2015

Event Recap

Panel on Health Disparities: Discussion on national efforts to eliminate health disparities and advance health equity

Friday, April 17, 2015
1:00pm – 2:00pm
121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

This panel features speakers from leading organizations who will discuss how minority communities remain more likely to be uninsured than their white counterparts and face disproportionately negative health care outcomes as a result of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.


 Joining the panel are:

  • Isha Weerasinghe, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • Seth Holmes PhD, MD, Martin Sisters Assistant Professor, Health and Social Behavior at UC Berkeley
  • Susie Saavedra, Senior Legislative Director, National Urban League Washington Bureau (NULWB)
  • Brian Smedley PhD, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity