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DataSpeak Web Conference Series

DataSpeak is a series of on-line conferences that feature special topics related to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data, including children with special health care needs. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field. 

Disparities in the Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth in Rural Areas of the United States

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern

Expert speakers will be:

  • Steve Holve , MD, Chief Clinical Consultant in Pediatrics for the Indian Health Service, will present on the significant disparities faced by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children compared to the general US population. He will review these disparities by examining the life trajectory of a typical AI/AN child from infancy through adolescence.
  • Alana Knudson , PhD, EdM, Principal Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis for NORC at the University of Chicago, will present data on rural and urban mortality differences for children and youth. Her presentation will include a focus on the Appalachian and Delta regions, noting the striking disparities between rural and urban populations for various causes of death.
  • Janice Probst , PhD, Director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, will present new data on key indicators of access to health and dental care for children in rural areas. This will include an emphasis on how social determinants of health such as poverty impact access to care and health outcomes for this population.

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