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Physician Assistant Studies at Le Moyne College Hosts Forum on Health Care Disparities

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The department of physician assistant studies at Le Moyne College will host a forum on “Health Care Disparities: Community Responses" on Thursday, May 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. <br /> <br /> The goal of the forum is to help define avenues of participation to address health care inequalities by students and professionals in the community. Dr. Linda Allison, chair of the department of physician assistant studies, will open the forum. Peter Sarver, assistant cultural competence coordinator of the Le Moyne physician assistant program, will moderate a panel of local activists and experts, with each offering brief comments followed by an opportunity for Q &amp;A with students and community members. Panel members include Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County; Dr. Lynn-Beth Satterly, medical director of Amaus Clinic; Liz Crockett, executive director of REACH CNY; Betty DeFazio, study group chair of the Onondaga Citizens League, which is releasing its annual study on the topic of health care inequities in our community; Andres Kwon, lead organizer of the health care task force of the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS), which has organized a coalition to address the concern for uninsured children; and representatives from Upstate Medical University and Syracuse Area Latinos United Against Disparities (SALUD). <br /> <br /> For more information, call the department of physician assistant studies at 445-4745.</p>
posted on: 4/28/2008