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May 21 Webinar: Steps to Addressing Health Disparities

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Scientific advances and innovative medical technologies have provided Americans with the potential for longer, healthier lives. But persistent and well-documented health differences exist between various ethnic, racial, and social communities.

Learn about the establishment of FDA’s Office of Minority Health (OMH) and how it is addressing minority health and health disparities during a 30-minute webinar.

Michelle Yeboah, Dr.P.H., acting director of OMH, will discuss:

  • how the agency is informing the public about health disparities,
  • how FDA is strengthening the research and evaluation of health-related data on different ethnic, racial, and social communities, and
  • what FDA is doing to ensure the safety, efficacy, and security of regulated products among population groups considered vulnerable.
  • An opportunity to ask questions will follow the presentation.

When: Monday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. EST

Length: 30 minutes

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm304116.htm.

Host: FDA’s Office of Minority Health

Featured speaker: Michelle Yeboah. Dr.P.H., acting director of the FDA Office of Minority Health.

This webinar is part of a series of online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

May 18, 2012

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