New center opens to fight health disparities
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 12, 2005
Massachusetts General Hospital has launched a national center dedicated to developing policies and changing the delivery of care to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Hospital officials said the Disparities Solutions Center has the potential to change the way minorities receive medical care locally, regionally and nationally. The center will serve as a resource for hospitals, health insurers, physicians, community health centers, health profession schools, consumer organizations and state and local governments.
The hospital and Partners HealthCare have committed $3 million in initial funding for the center, which has started working with the Boston Public Health Commission, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts and the state of Delaware.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/09/12/prbf0912.htm.