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30th Annual Minority Health Conference

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11th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Our World, Our Community: Building Bridges for Health Equality

by Barbara C. Wallace, Ph.D.   Home page
Professor of Health Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Barbara Wallace is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and a Professor of Health Education in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Wallace is Director of the Research Group on Disparities in Health (RGDH), the sponsor of the national March event--the Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers Colllege, Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Wallace is Director of Global HELP - Health Education Leadership Program, an Internet-based venture for disseminating curriculum to train peer educators and community health workers, thereby building capacity in communities around the globe, while specializing in culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS peer education training. She is the editor of the highly acclaimed 2008 book volume /Toward equity in health: A new global approach to health disparities/ (Springer Publications), as well as the author/editor of numerous other book volumes (e.g. /Making mandated addiction treatment work/, 2005, Rowman & Littlefield; /HIV/AIDS peer education training manual: Combining African healing wisdom and evidence-based behavior change strategies/, 2005, StarSpirit Press; /Understanding and dealing with violence: A multicultural approach/, 2003, Sage Publications, etc....) and many other journal publications. Dr. Wallace is also known as Nana Ohemaa Agyiriwa, II, the Abradehemaa, or Queen Mother of the Asona and Aberade Clan Families of the United States and Larteh-Kubease, Akuapem, Ghana, Africa--being deeply involved in philanthropic activities that foster health, education, and economic development in Ghana.

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