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Symposium on Health Disparities in Male Depression webcast

The Men Get Depression national outreach and awareness campaign began November 6, 2007 with a Symposium on Health Disparities in Male Depression in Washington, DC. Congressman Patrick Kennedy and David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.,16th Surgeon General of the US, were the keynote speakers.  The one-day event was held at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW, Washington, DC. Speakers represented the leading experts on disparities in awareness and medical care for minority populations in the U.S. 

These experts addressed three topic areas: Cultural Competence & Quality of Care, Promising Prevention and Intervention Approaches and Mental Healthcare Policy.

The symposium was co-sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine’s Community Voices: Healthcare for the  Underserved, State of the Art, Inc and University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. 

Webcast and Transcript of the Symposium on Health Disparities in Male Depression, a free health policy news and information service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides a free webcast and transcript of the symposium. To access the webcast, transcript and releated resources, visit

Funders include: National Institute of Mental Health Office of Special Populations, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation