22nd Annual Minority Health Conference
Public Health 2000: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future
Keynote Presentation by Keith Wailoo, PhD
February 18, 2000
The Friday Center
Improvements in public health during the 20th century have transformed the conditions of human existence. Infectious diseases, maternal mortality and childhood diseases have all significantly decreased. Diseases that once threatened the health and well-being of the public, killing and disabling millions, have been greatly reduced through education, policies, environmental changes, and improved access to health services. While these improvements demonstrate how far we have come, they also illustrate how far we still need to go - especially as they relate to people of color who have not benefited equally from these advances. As we move into the next millennium, public health professionals must continue to work to reduce disparities and improve the health of minorities.
The 2000 Minority Health Conference titled Public Health 2000: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future will examine public health practice in this century. The conference goals are:
To provide a historical perspective on public health work and identify emerging challenges that public health professionals and communities of color will face in the next millennium.
To present cutting-edge interventions, research and technology that provide public health professionals with culturally competent tools and strategies that can be utilized to enhance minority health.
To examine underlying issues within society that influence minority health and that inform research, interventions, and policy-making.
The Conference Planning Committee invites you to participate in the poster presentation. To do so, you must submit an abstract, via e-mail or by mail, that demonstrates your topic as timely and relevant to the Conference theme. The abstract must be received by January 25, 2000.
Abstracts must be typed, single-spaced and should be no longer than 250 words. The title of the abstract should be centered at the top of the page. The author’s name and academic degrees should follow the title. Leave one blank line between the title and the author’s name and two blank lines between the author’s name and the first line of the abstract. Each abstract should include the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion. All abstracts should be relevant to minority health and one of the concurrent session topics.
If you would like to present a poster, please e-mail your abstract to Yolanda_Riggsbee@unc.edu or submit a typed, original copy by mail. Be sure to include the following information: title of abstract, author’s name and academic degrees, author’s position/title, mailing address, phone number (including area code), fax number and e-mail address. Abstracts that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be reviewed.
Send abstracts to:
Office of Continuing Education
School of Public Health
CB# 8165, TTK Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
|8:00 a.m.||Registration/Continental Breakfast|
|9:00||Introductions and Welcome
UNC and School of Public Health Officials
|9:30||William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Keith Wailoo, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Social Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
|10:30||Poster Session I and Break|
|12:00||Lunch and Lunchtime Speaker
"Fighting for Justice in North Carolina"
Gary Grant, Concerned Citizens of Tillery
Lessons Learned from Three Leaders in Public Health
John Hatch, DrPH, North Carolina Central University
Bill Jenkins, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Helen Rodriguez-Trias, MD, Consultant
|2:45||Poster Session II and Break|
|3:00||Concurrent Session II
|4:30-6:00||Social event, TBA|
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at several local hotels. Please mention the Minority Health Conference when making reservations (by 1/18/00) at the following hotels:
Comfort Inn, 919-490-4949, $69 per night
Best Western University Inn, 919-932-3000, $72-85 per night
|All students and senior citizens (over age 60)||Free||Included|
|UNC (all 16 campuses) faculty and staff||Free||Included|
|Working professionals who register by 2/11/00||$60||Included|
|Working professionals who register after 2/11/00||$75||Not included|
* Lunch is available by prior reservation only (by Feb. 11, 2000). Participants who do not preregister by Feb. 11, 2000, may purchase lunch at nearby restaurants.
Full refunds will be issued to individuals who cancel one week prior to the program. Substitutions from the same agency are allowed at any time with prior notification of the registrar (919-966-4032).
Original page by Becky Hart, 1/11/00; rev. 8/30/2000vs, 1/23/2001, 2/5/2001vs, 12/30/2020