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Fighting invisible barriers to equitable health care. Interview by Patrick Mullen.

Hood, R G (2001) Fighting invisible barriers to equitable health care. Interview by Patrick Mullen. Journal of the National Medical Association, 93 (6). pp. 197-200. ISSN 0027-9684

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Abstract

Last August, Rodney G. Hood, M.D., was installed as the 101st president of the National Medical Association, which represents more than 25,000 African-American physicians. As president, he will focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities, particularly in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and HIV/AIDS. A board-certified internist, Hood has been in private medical practice for more than 20 years and is currently managing partner of Care-View Medical Group in San Diego. He cofounded and is president of MultiCultural Primary Physician Medical Group, a 300-physician IPA, and founded CompCare, a 7,000-enrollee Medicaid health plan. In 1973, Hood…


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health care, African Americans, ethnic health disparities, access and socioeconomic issues
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 21:35
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 21:35
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2977

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