Annual Minority Health Conference

Theme: Equity in Motion  
March 31st-April 1st 
March 31st, 2022 from 8:15 am to 4 pm and April 1st, 2022 from 9 am to 1 pm 
In-Person Conference 
Sponsored by: Public Health Students of African Descent  
Contact Information: Natalie Hamilton, hamilnat@umich.edu, Braya Hicks, behicks@umich.edu 
Count towards DEI continuing professional education  

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Please join the Public Health Students of African Descent for our in-person 35th Annual Minority Health Equity Conference. Considering the concept of health equity, the conference seeks to go beyond the conversations of equity and justice by presenting tangible solutions respective to diverse professional fields. The ultimate goal is to highlight current, sustainable results that bridge public health, policy, healthcare initiatives, and health behaviors. In addition, the conference is supported with an inaugural case challenge to engage attendees with a didactic opportunity of engagement and competition. This conference is offered by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health with support from the Region V Public Health Training Center and the Office for Student Engagement and Practice. Attendees will learn about health inequities present in healthcare, health behaviors, political spaces, and biostatistics. Ultimately, Equity in Motion, will demonstrate the actionable items to combat pervasive injustices and inequalities existent within the American system.  

The 35th Annual Minority Health Equity Conference will count towards the School of Public Health Continuing Professional Education Competency. Each hour of conference attendance counts towards CPE.

Our keynote speaker, Gyasi C. Chisley, will deliver a thought-provoking fireside chat with Dr. Ebbin Dotson and attendees will be able to...

  • Describe the structural development of inequities and health disparities within the United States
  • Evaluate the historical evolution of marginalized populations and communities
  • Apply sustainable solutions to combat health disparities through their professional vantage point

Maternal and Infant Mortality Inaugural Case ChallengeTo kick off the second day, attendees will be able to participate in the Equity in Action Maternal and Infant Mortality Inaugural Case Challenge!

Attendees will encounter statistical evidence of maternal and infant rates, review a case-study, and construct a creative, strategic solution to present before a guest judging panel. Here is the catch, there are a few surprises along the way! Please come and join as we bring awareness to the current organizations of Detroit who combat the disparities of Maternal and Infant Mortality plaguing the African-American  community.

This conference is hosted by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) and funded by the Region V Public Health Training Center, the Office for Student Engagement and Practice, the Health Equity Grant, and the Public Health Student Assembly.

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Unable to attend in person? You can livestream the keynote March 31st! Learn more and enroll (CE available for the keynote only).