Pursuing Health Equity Through Translational Research and Partnerships
North Carolina Central University
April 17-19, 2013
Durham Convention Center [Map - Directions - Parking]
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“Pursuing Health Equity Through Translational Research and Partnerships” is North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) inaugural conference exploring issues impacting health equity. This conference is an outgrowth of NCCU’s academic and research commitment to the amelioration of health disparities specifically, and overall health and wellness in general. In order to successfully achieve health equity, the conduct of translational research and the establishment of innovative partnerships is imperative.
The goal of “Pursuing Health Equity Through Translational Research and Partnerships” is to provide valuable context for the open discussion of critical questions addressing issues impacting health disparities in diverse communities.
PreConference workshops will equip participants with a common vocabulary for fruitful transdisciplinary discussions by describing critical tools in effective health disparities research; specifically, the generation and management of data and the invaluable element of cultural relevance/competence in effectively engaging minority populations in behavioral change at the individual and community level.
The content of the subsequent two days will be punctuated with keynote/plenary addresses by leaders at the intersection of science and public policy. Among the presenters will be National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Director, John Ruffin, Ph.D. Conference breakout and poster sessions will be organized in accordance to the following:
Basic research scientists
Public health officials
Community advisory boards