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ADA recognizes top 10 health disparities-related abstracts of the Scientific Sessions


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The Health Disparities Committee of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has identified the top 10 health disparities-related abstracts that have been accepted for presentation during the 83rd Scientific Sessions. These abstracts focus on health care disparities in diabetes outcomes, showcase research that explores the underlying factors in diabetes disparities, and demonstrate practical interventions that may contribute to eliminating those disparities.

The abstracts were chosen by a select work group comprised of members of the Health Disparities Committee. Work group members reviewed and discussed all identified health disparities-related abstracts, which were selected based on key components or domains of social determinants of health and cultural aspects in diabetes care, including but not limited to:

  • Socioeconomic status
  • Neighborhood and built environment
  • Food environment
  • Health care access and quality
  • Social and community context
  • Biological and behavioral influences
  • Cultural factors in the health care setting

The final selections were approved by the committee chair.

This recognition aims to raise awareness of the significant research conducted to promote a better understanding of factors that contribute to health inequities and/or studies that describe innovative initiatives to address those inequities. The work group also focused on abstracts that represent a wide range of issues, approaches, populations, and targets.

Work group members consisted of:

  • Hsin-Chieh “Jessica” Yeh, PhD
  • Ebony Isis Evans, PharmD
  • Francisco Pasquel, MD, MPH
  • Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN
  • Clipper Young, PharmD, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, BCGP, APh
  • Ashby F. Walker, PhD, Committee Chair

View the listing of the Health Disparities Committee’s Top 10 Recommended Abstracts.