Mini-Summit on Minority Health - July 25, 2007 Proceedings
The Mini-Summit on Minority Health Proceedings offers a roadmap for a comprehensive sustainable action plan. This plan is a shared vision to improve health outcomes for minority and medically underserved populations on Long Island. Although we have made progress, a substantial amount of work still needs to be done. The mini-summit is our first step to achieving collective social action that will: educate and empower our communities to become agents of social change; guide and inform our elected officials and policy makers on effective culturally appropriate strategies to address health disparities in our region; address the social and behavioral risk factors that contribute to the health inequities; enhance our existing community resources and capacity to build social capital; and provide a comprehensive framework to utilize evidence-based research methods (Conduct annual community health needs assessment).