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Understanding Health Disparities: A Discussion of Access to Care
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8/18/2015
When: August 18, 2015
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Where: United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, Texas  77007
United States
Contact: Christina Gomez, SED 2nd Vice Co- Chair; Lauren Szot, SED 2nd Vice Co-Chair


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Over 35% of individuals in Texas are lack adequate health care coverage to meet their most basic needs. In addition, access to health care and differences in care exist for socially disadvantaged populations. This talk will explore the complexities of local, regional, national, and international health care. Attendees will gain a heightened awareness of issues related to health disparities and access to care and discuss the changing landscape in the United States. Specific emphasis will be placed on access to rehabilitation services and include discussion on what we can do as individuals and a profession to mitigate the growing needs of disadvantaged populations.

Objectives:


By the end of the course, participants will:
• Define health disparities and explore factors that influence health disparities and access to rehab services.
• Understand how the model of health care in the United States differs from other developed countries and how it impacts access to care.
• Examine how our role as rehab professionals may change due to trends of the health care system in the United States.
• Discuss how prevention can be a mediator of demand for care and how rehab professionals can play a role in meeting this demand in an effort to mitigate disparities.

Speaker Bio:

Ciara Burgi is currently a Sports Physical Therapy Resident at Houston Methodist Sugar Land with the goal of becoming a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist in 2016. Originally from Wisconsin, Ciara graduated from Duke University in 2014 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy. She is currently a manual therapy fellow in training through Institute for Athlete Regeneration, a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist. Ciara has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training and the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, and has served on committees for the APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA Student Assembly, and International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Ciara is a member of the APTA Sports and Orthopedic sections, TPTA, and AAOMPT.

 

 

CCUs:

This course is approved for 1.0 CCUs.

 

Social: 5:45-6:00pm
Business Meeting: 6:00-6:30 PM
CCU event: 6:45–7:45 PM

CCUs are free for members with membership card; $10 for non-member

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