Joint Center Webinar to Focus on How New Health Reform Law Addresses Health Inequities

WASHINGTON, DC — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color will conduct a 90-minute webinar to release a new report, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010:  Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations.

The webinar, which is open to all, will take place on Monday, August 23, 2010, from 1pm – 2:30pm EDT, during which time the report will be summarized and participants will have opportunities to pose questions.

The report, prepared by Dr. Dennis Andrulis and Nadia Siddiqui of the Texas Health Institute, Jonathan Purtle of Drexel University School of Public Health, and Dr. Lisa Duchon of Health Management Associates, takes a comprehensive look at the new health reform law to understand its implications for addressing health inequities.  The report identifies areas where the law may significantly improve health and health care access and quality and reduce health inequities, as well as areas where more work is needed to fully eliminate inequities.

Dr. Andrulis will present his findings, followed by analysis from Dr. Cara James of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Rea Pañares of Families USA.  Dr. Brian Smedley of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will serve as moderator. The report will also be available at the Joint Center Health Policy Institute’s website at

The deadline to register for this event is Friday, August 20.  To register:

1.     Go to

2.     Select Register.

3.     On the registration form, enter your information and then select Submit.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. To learn more, please visit



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