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UNC hosting annual Minority Health Conference

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health invites you to attend the 33rd Annual UNC Minority Health Conference. This year’s keynote speakers include Ana Diez-Roux, an expert in epidemiology and neighborhood health effects, and Nina Wallerstein, an expert in community-based participatory research. The conference will also include speakers from the Harlem Children’s Zone, the National Health Law Program, and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The conference includes sessions on health care law, school nutrition policy, education disparities, refugee health, aging, health communication, LGBTQ health and environmental health.

This year’s conference will be held on Feb. 24 at the UNC William C. Friday Center.

The conference attracts more than 500 students, faculty, researchers, health professionals, and community leaders from around the nation each year. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to tackle the issues facing minority populations with the hopes of improving the health status of those communities. The theme for this year’s conference, “Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity,” highlights the importance of translating scientific discoveries into effective strategies and policies intended to eliminate health disparities.