The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop on Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services to assess the available scientific evidence on achieving health equity in the use of clinical preventive services in a health care setting.
The one and a half day P2P workshop will focus on the three leading causes of death in the United States: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending. Many of these chronic conditions can be prevented, delayed, or caught and treated early when patients work closely with their primary care providers. Significant demographic and geographic differences exist in the use of preventive services, such as screenings, counseling, and preventive medications. Implementation of these evidence-based practices also varies among providers and may contribute to disparities in disease burden and life expectancy.
Information about the upcoming workshop:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET (videocast)
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET (videocast)
The workshop is co-sponsored by:
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- National Cancer Institute
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- NIH Office of Disease Prevention
The workshop is free and open to the public and is designed for researchers, practitioners, and other professionals interested in clinical preventive services and health equity. Registration is required, and attendees can either join in person or via NIH VideoCast (in-person attendance is strongly encouraged).
LeShawndra N. Price, Ph.D.
Melissa Green Parker, Ph.D.