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MSSNY forms disparities task force

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 14, 2005

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Educating physicians to recognize and change unequal treatment practices, increasing the proportion of minority physicians, and developing health education campaigns aimed at minorities were some of the goals set at the first meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York's Task Force to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities.

The task force also defined its mission as obtaining the best available evidence of racial and ethnic health care disparities; identifying the causes of those disparities; and proposing effective strategies to reduce or eliminate them.

Chairing the task force are National Medical Assn. President Winston S. Price, MD, and MSSNY Treasurer Anthony A. Clemendor, MD.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/14/prbf0214.htm.

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