Can Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Respiratory Health Be Eliminated?

Can Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Respiratory Health Be Eliminated?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the profound racial and ethnic disparities that are commonly encountered in the practice of pediatric and adult pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine in the U.S. Eliminating such disparities will require a collaborative and multilevel approach. This symposium will review and recommend best practices to address social and structural determinants of health, advocate for environmental justice, improve clinical screening, increase inclusion of minorities in research studies, advocate for universal access to healthcare, and improve workforce diversity. Addressing these needs will advance ongoing efforts to achieve respiratory health equality in the U.S.

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Learn new findings to more effectively advocate for the policies required to achieve environmental justice, universal access to healthcare, and respiratory health equality

2- Apply new strategies to improve clinical screening and inclusion of minority patients in research studies

3- Have new strategies to improve workforce diversity in healthcare and at academic institutions

Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF: Introduction

Jonathan M. Samet, MD: Achieving Environmental Justice

Juan P. Wisnivesky, MD, DrPH: Improving Access to Lung Cancer Screening

Sarah M. Lyon, MD: Universal Health Care

Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH: Removing Barriers to Clinical Research

Juan C. Celedón, MD, DrPH, ATSF: Summary and Future Directions

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