Dr. Troutman a Founding Member of the Academy for Health Equity
Tuesday June 3, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 3, 2008) Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Adewale Troutman is one of eleven founding members of the Academy for Health Equity, a new non-profit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the elimination of health disparities.
The Academy’s efforts focus on research, advocacy, education, and policy development. The mission of the Academy for Health Equity is “to utilize rigorous scientific research, policy development, and community advocacy to eliminate health disparities and create a social movement designed to ensure equal opportunity for health.”
The Academy for Health Equity will hold its Inaugural Founding Conference in Denver Colorado on June 26 and 27. The theme of the conference is Building Capacity to Eliminate Health Disparities. There are five expected outcomes from conference.
- To establish a home to focus inter- and trans-disciplinary efforts to eliminate health disparities through achieving health equity.
- To accelerate the progression of knowledge development and skills enhancement to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities.
- To identify and sustain a cadre of dedicated individuals and organizations committed to achieving equity in health for racial and ethnic minority populations.
- To create synergistic opportunities to promote adoption and implementation of evidenced-based strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
- To provide infrastructure needed to develop information systems and dissemination mechanisms to enhance health disparity efforts across the United States.
The Conference expects 500 attendees.