|UNC to present 18th annual summer videoconference on minority health|
|May 31, 2012|
UNC's National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health) will be held Tuesday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. This year's topic is "Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice."
Audience members in the UNC School of Social Work's Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium and others joining by webcast will interact with a panel of presenters, including Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (proposed) division of epidemiologic and analytic methods for population health; Ronny A. Bell, PhD, professor at Wake Forest University's School of Medicine and co-director of Wake Forest's Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity; and Aida Giachello, PhD, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Cedric M. Bright, MD, the 112th president of the National Medical Association and director of the office of special programs and assistant dean for admissions at the UNC School of Medicine, will serve as panel moderator.
The National Health Equity Research Webcast is a unique forum that enables experts in the area of health disparities to reach an audience of several hundred researchers, educators, administrators, practitioners and students throughout the U.S.
This year's participants will learn about major social determinants of health disparities and how they differ from social determinants of health; a generalized definition of structured inequity, with racism as a special case; the influence of historical trauma; how successful prevention approaches relate to cultural context; barriers in addressing social justice issues; models for community and system change; and case studies in successful community-based participatory action research.
To date, there are more than 1275 total registrations including more than 1080 individuals and 80 groups registered to attend in person or via webcast.
The conference is presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the UNC American Indian Center and the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, in collaboration with Norfolk State University Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, a partner in the Commonwealth Public Health Training Center. Additional major support comes from the UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the UNC School of Medicine and other organizations.
To learn more and to register to attend the event at UNC or view the webcast, please visit http://minority.unc.edu/institute/2012.
History of the conference
Since 1995, the Minority Health Project in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has presented an annual institute on minority health research in collaboration with various other campus departments and other universities. Since 1997, the event has been broadcast via satellite and/or the Internet. The webcast now annually reaches more than 1,000 people throughout the country with live broadcasts, archived webcasts and DVDs viewed in academic courses and staff trainings.
The primary objectives of the annual webcasts are to broaden awareness about the nature of, causes of, and remedies for health disparities, especially related to race/ethnicity, but also to sexual orientation, economic resources and other characteristics; elucidate methodological issues in conducting and interpreting health disparities research; and attract young people to professional careers. The webcast features presentations by nationally known researchers and policy makers from racial/ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in the health and research professions.
|Last updated June 01, 2012|