24th Annual Minority Health Conference
Social Determinants of Health: Assembling Pieces of the Puzzle
Friday, March 1, 2002
and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Speaker:
A. James, PhD
address will be broadcast by satellite and Internet.
Among the most important accomplishments of public health in the U.S. during the last century is the successful reduction of many environmental conditions that negatively impact health of the public. However, today there still exist socially constructed institutionalized barriers that lead to increased health concerns among populations of color and poor communities. Access to transportation, quality education and other macro-level social and economic forces influence the health disparities that exist throughout the United States. These disparities suggest that community members, public health practitioners, public health researchers, educators, urban planners and industry officials must all come together in order to better understand and address socially constructed threats to public health.
The 24th Annual Minority Health Conference, entitled Social Determinants of Health: Assembling Pieces of the Puzzle has as its goals to explore the impact of social and environmental factors on the health of minority populations by:
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 at the Office of Continuing Education
by February 1, 2002.
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 authors name and academic degrees should follow the title. Leave one blank line between the title and the authors name and two blank lines between the author 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 to one of the concurrent session topics.
If you would like to present a poster, please e-mail your abstract or submit a typed, original copy by mail. Be sure to include the following information: title of abstract, authors name and academic degrees, authors 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 abstract to:
A1: Research Methods:
Uncovering Problems, Gathering Evidence, Solving the Puzzle
A2: Upward Bound:Community
A3: Plan On It:
A4: Creating a
Stable Community: Housing and Transportation Issues
A5: Show Me the
Money: Funding Sources Roundtable
B1: Native American
B2: Social and
Environmental Determinants of Diet and Health Outcomes
B3: Community Lockdown:
Prisons and Beyond
Men's Health, Sexuality and Homophobia in Our Community
C1: The ABC's
of Education: Are We Making the Grade?
C2: In the Field:
The Health Hazards of Migrant Farming
C3: Asian Influences
on Health Practicies
C4: Lights, Camera,
Action: The Influence of the Media
C5: Poverty Simulation,
School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at several local hotels. Please mention the Minority Health Conference when making reservations (by January 15, 2002) at the following hotels:
Red Roof Inn, 800-733-7663
Comfort Inn, 919-490-4949
Sheraton Hotel, 919-968-4900
Homewood Suites, 919-401-0610
* Lunch is available to those who pre-register and pay by 2/15/02. Participants who do not pre-register and pay by 2/15/02 may purchase lunch at nearby restaurants.
Registration fees are due prior to the conference. Make checks payable to NCIPH.
Choose one of four ways to register:
Participation is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as soon as possible.
You will receive written confirmation of your registration. If you have not received a letter one week before the program date, please call 919-966-4032 to check on the status of your registration.
If you find that you are unable to attend, please call 919-966-4032 to cancel and allow another person to attend. Substitutions from the same agency are allowed at any time with prior notification of the registrar (email@example.com or 919-966-4032).