UNC-CH Minority Caucus Holds 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference

Partners in Health and Wholeness is proud to promote the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, presented by the Minority Student Caucus at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. PHW believes in closing the health disparities gap, which is a central goal for this annual conference.

The conference features the 14th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture by Ana V. Diez-Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, professor and director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan. Dr. Diez-Roux’s lecture will be broadcast as a free, interactive webcast.

You can view and ask questions during the interactive broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST on Friday, February 24, 2012.

Also, partner conferences are being organized at six other universities (to date) (more information).

The conference will be held at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC and (Keynote only) on the web.

This year, the conference theme is “Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity”.

You can find more information about the conference here. Or view the video announcement here.

Dr. Diez-Roux keynote address, “Neighborhoods and health disparities: old evidence and new directions”, will kick off an exciting day, with sessions and speakers including presentations by Nina Wallerstein, Professor and Director of the Center for Participatory Research, Betina Jean-Louis from the Harlem Children’s Zone, and Jane Perkins, Legal Director of the National Health Law Program.

You can register online for the conference (registration fee applies) or for the webcast (no fee).

–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant

Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches. Please visit our website to view more resources on health and faith.

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