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Changing health equity is like remodeling your kitchen.

Changing health equity is like remodeling your kitchen.


Remodeling a kitchen is one of the single most important investments that increases the value of our homes. This remodeling strategy requires determining priorities, establishing the cost/benefit ratio and impact to increase the value of our homes. Likewise, these same tactics should be employed as we examine the priorities of remodeling our health systems and population participation that shape health trajectories and mitigate health disparities.

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana · April 8–10, 2019
XULA 2019 Health Disparities Conference

Linking Upstream Determinants to Downstream Interventions:
Targeting Health Disparities & Health Equity

Upstream determinants of health disparities are social, economic, and political factors, largely outside the control of the individual, which have significant direct and indirect effects on populations experiencing them; while downstream determinants of health disparities are those factors which have a direct or indirect effect on personal health outcomes… read more »

Opening Keynote Speaker
Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
C. Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN
National Volunteer President
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Nicki Hilliard, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
Patrice Harris, MD, MA
American Medical Association (AMA)
Altha J. Stewart, MD (Invited)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Make your nominations for the Health Equity Awards!
The Health Equity Awards honor specific theoretical and practical accomplishments that have had a significant impact on health disparities and equity practice and policy. These awards will be presented at the 2019 award ceremony which includes the John Ruffin Young Investigator Presentation. The recipients will receive a plaque, round trip coach airfare, up to two nights lodging and complimentary conference registration. Learn more »

Submit your work for review!
We are soliciting abstracts for poster and oral presentation. More specifically, we seek scientific and/or informative abstracts that reflect the focus of the conference. Learn more »

Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral students: submit your work for poster or oral presentation at this year's conference, and you could win the 2019 Student Poster Competition! Learn more »

In Summary from Nashville, Tennessee · November 8–9, 2018
MeTRC 2018 Health Disparities Conference

Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC), along with its partners, hosted a one and one-half day conference for nearly 400 registrants discussing health disparities and translational research. The conference, titled Addressing Health Disparities: The Role of Translational Research, focused on the regional impact of disparities research in cancer, infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological disorders in the clinical, basic science, and population health areas. The conference featured plenary sessions and concurrent sessions including oral presentations around the key translational research areas.

This month in Health · November 2018
Prematurity Awareness Month

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance is hosting its inaugural Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute. This meeting will be the premiere assembly for Black women, clinicians, professionals, advocates, and other stakeholders working to improve maternal health using the birth justice, reproductive justice, and human rights frameworks. It will offer a national space for learning, rich discussions, and mobilization to transform Black Maternal Health, Rights, and Justice… read more »

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