Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-090
Release Date: March 14, 2019
Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop:
Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services
June 19–20, 2019
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD
Register to Attend: http://bit.ly/P2PPreventiveServices
The NIH is hosting the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services (https://prevention.nih.gov/P2PPreventiveServices) on June 19–20, 2019, to assess the available scientific evidence on achieving health equity in the use of clinical preventive services in a health care setting. The workshop will focus on three leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent the nation’s health spending. Many of these chronic conditions can be prevented, delayed, or caught and treated early when patients work closely with their primary care providers. Despite the proven value of preventive services such as various screenings, provider counseling, and preventive medications, implementation by providers and uptake by patients of these evidence-based practices varies. Demographic and geographic differences in the use of these services are significant and may contribute to disparities in disease burden and life expectancy.
The workshop is being co-sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention; National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This will be the eighth workshop convened as part of the NIH Pathways to Prevention program (https://prevention.nih.gov/P2P). Pathways to Prevention workshops identify research gaps in a selected scientific area, identify methodological and scientific weaknesses in that scientific area, suggest research needs, and move the field forward through an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of a complex public health issue.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and attendees can join either in person or via NIH VideoCast. To register to attend the workshop and to receive the latest information about the workshop, visit http://bit.ly/P2PPreventiveServices.
To watch the workshop live online, visit http://videocast.nih.gov.
For more information, visit https://prevention.nih.gov/P2PPreventiveServices.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Kate Winseck, MSW
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)