NIH Minority Health Promotion Day
In honor of National Minority Health Month, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the NIH Minority Health Promotion Day on April 17th. Dr. Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, will conclude the day's activities as the featured speaker, to provide an overview of the concept of health disparities and a conceptual framework for thinking about how disparities are created, exacerbated, and perpetuated across lifetimes and generations. The event is open to the public.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 17, 2014
9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
LOCATION: NIH CAMPUS
Building 45/Natcher Conference Center
9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Health Promotion Fair
Location: Natcher Conference Center Atrium
Resources tables and health screenings by NIH Institutes/Centers, NIH R&W Wellness Office, NIH Employee Assistance Program and other federal agency partners.
3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
NIH Health Disparities Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
Location: Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). For more than 25 years, she has studied and published extensively on health equity and the social determinants of health, and has actively engaged in bringing attention to these issues in the U.S. and internationally. Her research has focused on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health, particularly in maternal and infant health and health care. During the 1990s, Dr. Braveman worked with World Health Organization staff in Geneva to develop and implement a global initiative on equity in health and health care. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with local, state, national, and international health agencies to see rigorous research translated into practice with the goal of achieving greater equity in health. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: There is limited parking on the NIH campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. Please allow adequate time for security check. The seminar will be video cast and made available in the NIH Video archives and on the NIMHD website after the seminar. Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).