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Hispanic Heritage Presentation: Healthcare DisparitiesPosted Sep. 12, 2013
In honor of Hispanic Heritage,
Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg presents:
Dr. J. Aponte MD, FACP speaking on Healthcare Disparities
Thursday, September 26, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Regional Academic Center
2745 Creekside Drive
Twinsburg, OH 44087
The problems diverse people (including Latinos/as) experience when receiving healthcare as a result of low economic status, poor living conditions, language, accent, etc…
How race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, color, and addictions can become an obstacle if the provider or patient has a bias that may hinder proper diagnosis or proper sharing of information.
Dr. Aponte will also discuss the lack of training medical providers have in cultural competency and the barriers that can develop in patient care.
Dr. J. Aponte MD, FACP credentials include:
GLSEN Northeast Ohio Board Member
(Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)
Executive Director, Lake Erie Nadadores
President, Northern Ohio Physicians for Human Rights
Former Chief of Rheumatology, Fairview Hospital
Former Professor, Residency Program, Internal Medicine, Fairview Hospital
For more information contact:
Kent State University Regional Academic Center