2013 Health Disparities Roundtable:
Engaging Communities in Public Health Research, Practice & Policy
Friday, April 26, 2013
9 a.m. – noon
Registration and light breakfast begin at 9 a.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
About the keynote speakers
Byllye Avery, M. Ed., is a health care activist and organizer with a particular focus on African American women’s health. She received her M.A. from the University of Florida and her L.H.D. from Bates College. She founded the National Black Women’s Health Project in 1981 and the Avery Institute for Social Change.
Amy Jo Schulz, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Sociology and her M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social factors that contribute to health with a particular focus on health disparities and urban communities. She uses CBPR methods in her research, which includes evaluation studies (i.e, community needs assessments, outcome evaluations).
Latino Voices is a joint program of “The Family Partnership” (south Minneapolis collaborator of “La Conexion de las Americas” which just dissolved but was the originator of the project) and “Interfaith Coalition on Immigration.” Latino Voices aims to build understanding of systematic forces that have caused the immigration crisis, through a combination of individual stories and fact-based information on U.S. policy and history. We are working to create an environment of tolerance and understanding in which a fair, humane immigration system can be implemented.
- University of Minnesota School of Public Health (Dean’s Office, Health Disparities Work Group, Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health and Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health Training Grant)
- University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research
- Minnesota Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health