22nd Annual Minority Health Conference



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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
Chapel Hill, NC




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:

Keynote Speaker:
Keith Wailoo, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Poster Session

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:

Yolanda Riggsbee
Office of Continuing Education
School of Public Health
CB# 8165, TTK Building
Chapel Hill, NC


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
10:45  Concurrent Sessions
A1 STDs: Informing Current Practice Through a Historical Perspective
Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Bryan Kim, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adlih Moreno-Coll, El Centro Hispanico, Inc.
A2  Innovative Strategies in Health Education Practice
Carol Parks-Bani, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Betsy Randall-David, PhD, Center for
Creative Education
Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, The North Carolina Institute for
Public Health
A3  Diabetes and Public Health Nutrition: Shedding New Light on an Old Problem
Alice Ammerman, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Carmen Samuel-Hodge, MPH, RD Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Chanetta Washington, MPH, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
A4  Public Health Work and Ethnically Diverse Populations
Chris McQuiston, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Leonardo Uribe, MD, MPH, UNC-Chapel Hill
A5  Genetic Screening and Organ Donation: Past and Present Issues
Clive Callender, MD, FACS, National Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program
12:00  Lunch and Lunchtime Speaker
"Fighting for Justice in North Carolina"
Gary Grant, Concerned Citizens of Tillery 
1:30  Panel Session
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
B1  The Role of Faith and Beliefs in Health Promotion
Benita Weathers, MPH, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
B2  Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness: Lessons from Floyd
Dennis McBride, MD, MPH, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Frances Lynn, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Community Representative from Princeville, NC
B3  Environmental Health and Justice
Kenneth Olden, PhD, National Institute for Environmental Health Science
Steve Wing, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
B4  Coalitions and Partnerships to Improve Health
Fiorella Horna-Guerra, MPH, Office of Healthy Carolinians, NC DHHS
Gabriela Zabala, BA, Office of Minority Health, NC DHHS
B5  Using Technology to Assess and Improve the Health of the Public
Dennis McDowell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Yvonne Owens, MPH, National Institutes of Health
Marci Campbell, PhD, RD, UNC-Chapel Hill
4:15  Conference wrap-up
4:30-6:00  Social event, TBA

Hotel Information

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


Fee(s) Registration  Lunch*
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).


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Original page by Becky Hart, 1/11/00; rev. 8/30/2000vs, 1/23/2001, 2/5/2001vs, 12/30/2020