When: Friday, February 28, 8am - 5pm
Where: UIC's Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott
Sponsors: Urban Health Program, School of Public Health, IRRPP
Presenters: See website for details
The Minority Health in the Midwest Conference is a UIC graduate student planned and led event that provides a forum for emerging scholars, community leaders and researchers from all disciplines whose interests center around issues pertinent to the health of minorities, underserved and special needs populations across the Midwest Region. This conference is held in conjunction to the annual Minority Health Conference hosted by the University of North Carolina. The Minority Health in the Midwest conference promotes the professional growth and advancement of students at every-level from networking events, research forums, panel discussions, etc.
The theme of this year's conference is "Innovative Approaches for Building Health Equity", and we hope to explore new ideas and innovative strategies to bridge the gap in healthcare quality, access, and outcomes created by racial, ethnic, and social discrimination.
Through our programming, we seek not only to shed light on health disparities that persist in our communities, but to build a task force of emerging leaders and professionals in the health arena that will actively work towards viable solutions and policy development to address these issues at the local, regional and national levels. These issues not only involve minorities but every member of the community is affected and can thereby benefit from the education and networking opportunities provided by this conference.