The 11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities

Overview of Conference Topics

“One thing is certain, to have healthy people, we must have healthy communities to live, work and play.”

  • Student Research Forum: Training The Next Generation of Leaders
  • How Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – Such as Poverty, Environmental Stressors, Income, Educational Attainment, Housing, Tobacco Use, Water and Air Quality and Others – Will Reduce Health Disparities
  • Prevention and Personal Responsibility: Major Themes in Reducing Health Disparities
  • Climate Change/Catastrophic Weather Events: The Impact on Our Aging and Crumbling Infrastructure, Human Health, Environment and the Economy
  • Translational Research and the Development of Public Policy in Reducing Health Disparities
  • Roundtable Discussion with Congressional, State and Local Officials: Their Individual and Collective Roles in Reducing Health Disparities
  • Human Trafficking as a Public Health issue: Health Challenges and the role of Health Providers
  • Gun Violence as a Major Public Health Issue in the United States
  • The Opioid Crisis: What’s Going On, and Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Building Healthy Communities: Identification of Successful Community-Based Programs, with a keen focus on prevention and personal responsibility