Health Disparities Round Table
Incarceration: A Public Health Issue
Friday, April 6, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Shay Bilchik, Director and Founder of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy
The Health Disparities Roundtable is an annual event at the end of Public Health Week. The purpose of the round table is to bring national and local speakers to campus to discuss emerging issues in health and racial equity research, policy and/or practice.
Previous keynote speakers have included Mary Lee from PolicyLink, Dr. John Lynch from the University of South Australia, Dr. Toni Yancey from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. David Williams from Harvard University, Dr. Jose Pagan from University of North Texas, and Dr. Keisha Pollock from Johns Hopkins University. 200-250 individuals attend the event each year and the diverse audience members represent faculty, students and working professionals from healthcare, government, private businesses, and community-based organizations. The past five years of events are available to access on this web page through an online course that is free to access with a certificate of completion.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health Dean’s Office, Health Equity Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, Midwest Center for Lifelong Learning in Public Health, Region V Public Health Training Center, and University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research
Supported, in part, by the Midwest Center for Lifelong Learning in Public Health/Region V Public Health Training Center (HRSA Grant# UB6HP27881). Rhonda Jones-Webb, Director of MCLPH.
Past Health Disparities Round Table events are now available to be viewed in their entirety through the following online courses. These courses are free to access and participants will receive a certificate of completion to print out or save for your records and also have the option to receive 2.5 CEU Credits.
Health Disparities Round Table 2017: Building Safe and Healthy Communities for All
Keynote speakers 1) address challenges in reducing disparities 2) provide insight on what the words “healthy” and “safe” mean for different communities; and 3) discuss strategies and best practices that assure conditions for optimal health and safety for all.
Health Disparities Round Table 2016: Discrimination in Healthcare: What Can Be Done?
Keynote speakers discuss current research and promising approaches and practices for addressing discrimination in healthcare
Health Disparities Round Table 2015: Health in All Policies
Keynote speakers address the role of community organizing in eliminating health disparities, the role of policy in addressing the social determinants of health, the role working across disciplines has in building momentum for structural change to benefit community health
Health Disparities Round Table 2014: Improving Access to Mental Health Services: The Affordable Care Act
Keynote speakers address equitable access to mental health services related to the Affordable Care Act
Health Disparities Round Table 2013: Engaging Communities in Public Health Research, Practice and Policy
Keynote speakers address effective methods for engaging minority and other communities in health research, practice, and policy