$25 – $50

Health Equity: Principles and Practice Conference

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Mercer University

2930 Flowers Road South

Atlanta Administration and Conference Center

Atlanta, GA 30341

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Health Equity: Principles and Practice Inter-professional Health Conference

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Who should attend?

Healthcare and public health instructors, preceptors, professionals, and students.

Topics

• Common understanding of health equity

• Understanding privilege, implicit bias, and fragility

• Health equity in the classroom

• Health equity in practice

Registration Fee (lunch will be provided)

General: $50

Student: $25 (Student ID required upon check-in)

Sponsors

• Mercer University College of Health Professions

• Morehouse School of Medicine

• DeKalb County Board of Health

• Piedmont Healthcare

Speakers

Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH

Dr. Petersen is Dean, College of Public Health, and Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health, at the University of South Florida. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in maternal and child health and held leadership positions at the Minnesota Department of Health, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham before joining USF. She is past president of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, past Chair of the Council on Education for Public Health, and immediate-past Chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Locally she serves on the Hillsborough County Health Care Plan Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

Thomas LaVeist, PhD

Dr. LaVeist is dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. LaVeist's research and writing has focused on three broad thematic research questions: 1) What are the social and behavioral factors that predict the timing of various related health outcomes (e.g. access and utilization of health services, mortality, entrance into nursing home?); 2) What are the social and behavioral factors that explain race differences in health outcomes?; and 3) What has been the impact of social policy on the health and quality of life of African Americans? His work includes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. LaVeist seeks to develop an orienting framework in the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. Specific areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.

For questions, email Mrs. Barbara Love-Smith at love-smith_b@mercer.edu or call (678) 547-6492.

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