35th Annual Minority Health Conference: Innovative Approaches to Youth Health

I highly recommend this conference! It is both available in person at UNC-Chapel Hill and webcast online. Registration is due Feb. 14th. Let me know if you have any questions about the message below.  -Chelsea
View the MHC announcement in your browser: http://eepurl.com/HR3-v but note that
conference registrations are due by Feb. 14!


Please join us for the 35th Annual
Minority Health Conference
presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities
The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and to mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.
The 16th William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an exciting day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services
When: Friday, February 28, 2014,
8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).
Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Register to attend by February 14 at http://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu
If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Please register in advance The broadcast will be recorded for later viewing.

Interested in hosting a partner conference?  
Partner conferences arrange for a group viewing, as well as additional activities that may include a discussion, speakers’ panel, or additional presentations at their school or organization. UIC’s partner conference is now in its 6th year! (https://www.facebook.com/UIC.MHMC).  More information about partner conferences at this webpage.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends.

Best regards,

Vic Schoenbach,
Director, Minority Health Project,
Please join me in supporting the David Lynch Foundation www.davidlynchfoundation.org/schools.html
Archived webcasts from the annual Minority Health Conference and the National Health Equity Research Webcast include presentations by Sarah Kastelic, Portia Kennel, Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Camara Jones, Ronny Bell, Aida Giachello, Krista Perreira, Jeffrey Henderson, Brian Smedley, Bonnie Duran, Mayra Alvarez, Ralph Forquera, Tony Whitehead, Reginald Weaver, Nicholas Freudenberg, Robert Fullilove, Nancy Krieger, Spero Manson, Abel Valenzuela, Frank Wong, Nancy Krieger, Karina Walters, Gilbert Gee, Luisa Borrell, David Williams, Joseph Graves, Jr., Michael Bird, and many others.  www.minority.unc.edu/resources/webcasts/

Other UNC events in 2014:
February 2014:  See list of Black History Month events at http://diversity.unc.edu/bhm

February 20-21, 2014:  Community Service Day and 34th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lectureship, presented by Ronny Bell, PhD, Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine.   More information: https://www.med.unc.edu/medprogram/events-1/zollicoffer-community-service-day/schedule
February 22, 2014 The 2014 Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity: "Captive Audience: Incarceration and the Family”  http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/crcge/
June 3, 2014: 20th National Health Equity Research Webcast, topic:  School-to-Prison Pipeline – more information soon at www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2014/

Also of interest:
Conference on Complex Systems, Health Disparities & Population Health: Building Bridges 
February 24-25, 2014, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Presented by the University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity and Health
Improving population health and eliminating health disparities is a critical task, yet our efforts are stymied by the complexity of the task, involving as it does causes of poor health that range from public policy to the nature of our neighborhoods to how we behave to biology.  On February 24-25, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland, join scholars and practitioners from the United States and abroad to learn about and see examples of how complex systems science can help guide our research and policy efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve the health of our population. Additional information: http://tinyurl.com/complexitydisparitiespophealth 

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Thanks for sharing this information, Chelsea! I also added this to the events section. 



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