Reducing Health Inequities in the U.S.: Recommendations From the NHLBI's Health Inequities Think Tank Meeting Journal Article

Authors: Sampson, U. K.; Kaplan, R. M.; Cooper, R. S.; Diez Roux, A. V.; Marks, J. S.; Engelgau, M. M.; Peprah, E; Mishoe, H.; Boulware, L. E.; Felix, K. L.; Califf, R. M.; Flack, J. M.; Cooper, L. A.; Gracia, J. N.; Henderson, J. A.; Davidson, K. W.; Krishnan, J. A.; Lewis, T. T.; Sanchez, E.; Luban, N. L.; Vaccarino, V.; Wong, W. F.; Wright, J. T., Jr; Meyers, D.; Ogedegbe, O. G.; Presley-Cantrell, L.; Chambers, D. A.; Belis, D.; Bennett, G. C.; Boyington, J. E.; Creazzo, T. L.; de Jesus, J. M.; Krishnamurti, C.; Lowden, M. R.; Punturieri, A.; Shero, S. T.; Young, N. S.; Zou, S.; Mensah, G. A.
Article Title: Reducing Health Inequities in the U.S.: Recommendations From the NHLBI's Health Inequities Think Tank Meeting
Abstract: The National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a Think Tank meeting to obtain insight and recommendations regarding the objectives and design of the next generation of research aimed at reducing health inequities in the United States. The panel recommended several specific actions, including: 1) embrace broad and inclusive research themes; 2) develop research platforms that optimize the ability to conduct informative and innovative research, and promote systems science approaches; 3) develop networks of collaborators and stakeholders, and launch transformative studies that can serve as benchmarks; 4) optimize the use of new data sources, platforms, and natural experiments; and 5) develop unique transdisciplinary training programs to build research capacity. Confronting health inequities will require engaging multiple disciplines and sectors (including communities), using systems science, and intervening through combinations of individual, family, provider, health system, and community-targeted approaches. Details of the panel's remarks and recommendations are provided in this report.
Journal Title: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume: 68
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1558-3597; 0735-1097
Publisher: Elsevier Inc  
Journal Place: United States
Date Published: 2016
Start Page: 517
End Page: 524
Language: eng
Notes: CI: Copyright (c) 2016; JID: 8301365; OTO: NOTNLM; 2016/01/15 [received]; 2016/03/21 [revised]; 2016/04/19 [accepted]; ppublish