Health Disparities Conference 2020

March 25, 2020
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Event Description

This event has been cancelled. All large group gatherings on campus have been suspended until further notice. For COVID-19 updates click here

Xavier University of Louisiana wants to follow the path of researchers who continually unlock vital new discoveries and game-changing insights. We invite you to join us for our 13th annual Health Disparities Conference where we will discuss our theme, the Evidence of Personal and Societal Determinants to Achieve Health Equity. 

Prepare to hear directly from investigators as they present their findings related to Disease Management and Disparities, Health Services, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health, and Health Maintenance and Prevention in Special Populations and their relationship to health equity, i.e. social and economic environment, the physical environment, individual characteristics and behaviors, and policy implications. 

Starting the discussion at the local level, the 2020 Mayors’ Forum will respond to the cities participation in achieving social equity through health, education, and welfare initiatives. City leadership, particularly mayors, play an integral role in tackling the social and policy determinants of health in areas that include health policy, environment, housing, education, workforce development, and health services, to name a few. The 2020 Mayors’ Forum, hosted by Mayor Latoya Cantrell (New Orleans, La.), will discuss the significance of translating scientific evidence and policy recommendations to convince, engage, and mobilize stakeholders around social equity and its relationship between health, education, and welfare; and present multifaceted challenges to cities and their leadership.

In addition to the above-mentioned topics, join us for a dynamic discussion on the Intersectionality of Education, Industry, and Social Justice in Creating an Equity-Based Workforce.

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