Leveraging a Culturally Diverse Health Workforce to Increase Community Resilience

Scientific Agenda

The 11th Health Disparities Conference, titled Leveraging a Culturally Diverse Health Workforce to Increase Community Resilience, features lectures by individuals who are making significant contributions to improving healthcare access and to empowering vulnerable populations and marginalized communities.

This conference will allow participants to review and learn strategies focused on achieving health equity through access to care, prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases. Special session presentations will address interprofessional models of clinical, scientific, academic, and public health interventions that improve outcomes and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity through treatment, advocacy, and policy development.

Program Outline

This program is subject to change.
Click here for a downloadable PDF of the program outline.

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Conference Registration & Check-in
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Conference Registration & Check-in
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Plenary Session I
Healthcare Delivery Systems & Collaborations that Impact Community Resilience
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Working Groups
Workforce Development & Public Health
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Plenary Session II & Lunch Keynote
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Dessert Reception / Poster Session 1
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Working Groups Reporting Session
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Podium Presentation Session A
Disease Management & Disparities through Interprofessional Relationships
  Podium Presentation Session B
Health Services, Policy, & Social Determinants of Health
  Podium Presentation Session C
Health Maintenance & Prevention in Special Populations

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7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Conference Registration & Check-in
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Plenary Session III
Models of Community Impact & Resilience
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Plenary Session IV
System Approaches to Improving Community Resilience
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Plenary Session V & Lunch Keynote
Sustaining Community Resilience
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Networking Dessert Reception / Poster Session 2
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session A
Violence, Mental Health, & Environment: Evidence Based Recommendations to Improve Health Equity, Eliminate Health Disparities, Foster Healthy Communities, & Improve Community Resilience
  Concurrent Breakout Session B
Guiding & Assessing Communities to Support Informed Decisions about Community Resilience
  Concurrent Breakout Session C
Successful Models to Increase Community Resilience in the Gulf Coast Region
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Plenary Session VI
John Ruffin Lecture & Dinner

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