Engaging Communities in Public Health Research, Practice and Policy
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
0.25 CEUs. To receive CEUs, you must complete a pre- and post-test.
This event is eligible for 2 CPH Recertification Credits.
Past Health Disparities roundtables have focused on community and policy level strategies to reduce health disparities. We believe engaging communities in identifying solutions to their health needs is key to implementing effective research, policies, and practices that reduce health disparities. This year's theme therefore focuses on effective methods for engaging minority and other communities in health research, practice, and policy.
1. To identify how to effectively engage communities in public health work, such as needs assessments, policy implementation, and advocacy
2. To identify ways researchers, health professionals, advocates, and citizens can work together to reduce health disparities
Byllye Avery, M.Ed.
Byllye Avery 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.
Dr. Schulz 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. They 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, Health Disparities Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health Training Grant and Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health
- University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research
- Minnesota Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health
Supported, in part, by the Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health (HRSA Grant# 1UB6HP22822-01-00). Rhonda Jones-Webb and Jamie Stang, Co-PI/Directors. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the agencies.
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