National Business Group on Health to Hold Press Conference to Announce Partnership to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Friday, February 8, 2008 General News J E 4
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 The National Business Group on Health(NBGH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) will hold a press conference onMonday, Feb. 11, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. EST to announce a new initiative to helpemployers address racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the qualityof health care for a culturally diverse workforce. The partnership's missionis to bring business, medicine, and public health together to develop guidanceand strategies for large employers to better manage issues related to racialand ethnic disparities in health care.

Speakers will include Helen Darling, President of the National BusinessGroup on Health, Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary forMinority Health, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and HumanServices, and Dr. Ron Davis, M.D., President of the American MedicalAssociation

The press conference will take place at the National Press Club inWashington, DC in the Zenger Room starting a 1:30 p.m. Out-of-town media canaccess the press conference via a listen-only telephone number at 1-800-919-0625.

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit,membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to findinginnovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health careand related benefits issues. The Business Group identifies and shares bestpractices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, relatedpaid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members providehealth coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and theirfamilies. For more information about the Business Group,

SOURCE The National Business Group on Health


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