Blanco, Yee-Melichar present poster on elderly health disparities

Monday, September 17, 2018

Gerontology alumnus Martin C. Blanco (M.A., ’17) and Professor of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar presented the poster “OMH Health Equity Fellowship: RHEC IX Elderly Health Disparities Project” at the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit, held July 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health launched a Youth Health Equity Model of Practice program during Summer 2016. As part of this program, the Regional Health Equity Council in Region IX (RHEC IX) partnered with SF State’s Gerontology Program to conduct a comprehensive literature analysis on elderly health disparities and to produce an annotated bibliography of key peer reviewed articles, audiovisual resources and data websites. An executive summary was drawn from this annotated bibliography and directed to relevant funding agencies and legislators with recommendations for their consideration and implementation in Region IX (Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Islands: American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).