Health Equity High School Summit 2018

Health Equity

Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:00AM - 4:00PM

University of Michigan School of Public Health

1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Summit Mission

Often, high school students are not able to define public health nor envision what professions within the field are like. The Health Equity High School Summit intends to introduce high school students to the discipline of public health and health disparities. The summit is expected to be a full day event, free of charge to attendees. Lunch and a free t-shirt will be included. The summit will be kicked-off by a keynote speaker, comprise of mini workshops on health disparities, and teach students how to solve real-world public health applications through a brief team case study competition. At the end of the summit, we hope students will be able to identify their own definition of health equity and apply what they have learned to their own communities and future careers. 


Keynote Speaker

William Jahmal Miller
Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity
California Department of Public Health 


William Jahmal Miller was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as Deputy Director to the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health, starting October 2013. In August 2014, the California State Senate unanimously voted to confirm Mr. Miller. Previously, he served as Communications Manager with Kaiser Permanente's National Offices – Community Benefit, Health Policy & Research Division. Mr. Miller is a proud graduate of Columbia University in New York City, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, and he holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California.

 Mini Workshop Topics

    • Maternal and Child Health

    • LGBTQ Disparities

    • Health Equity's Connection to Health Policy


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If you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact Amani Echols at and Tiffany Loh

Summit Co - Chairs

amani and tiffany

Amani Echols and Tiffany Loh are co-chairs of the summit and were inspired to start this initiative due to their passion for health equity and involvement with the Summer Enrichment Program. Amani is a junior at the School of Public Health and Tiffany is a junior at the Ford School of Public Policy. 

bnBushra Nimer is a senior attending Washtenaw Technical Middle College and is interning with the Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative and is serving as the summit's high school ambassador for her capstone project.