May 23, 2011

Media Advisory: Briefing Spotlights Diverse Seniors’ Health Care Disparities

Experts explore innovative steps to improve care for older Americans


Congressional Briefing Addressing Health Disparities Among Diverse Older Americans. Co-sponsored by APA and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, this briefing will focus on health disparities among America’s increasingly diverse aging population. Specifically, experts will discuss health disparities among ethnic minority and LGBT elders and innovative ways in which to reduce such disparities in health care settings and communities


  • Patricia Arean, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, and APA member, will speak about integrating mental health in primary care to reduce health disparities in older adults. 

  • Laurie Young, PhD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and APA member, will speak about health disparities in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders. 

  • James S. Jackson, PhD, University of Michigan, will speak about aging, the life-course and health disparities.


May 24, 2011, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE, Washington, D.C.

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