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Highlights from the 2017 Conference
The 11th Health Disparities Conference focuses on Leveraging a Culturally Diverse Health Workforce to Increase Community Resilience. The conference programming will provide models and actions to address workforce disparities, community resilience and engage a range of partners needed to improve community resilience through a public health lens.
2018 JOHN RUFFIN LECTURER
Garth Graham, MD, MPH
President, Aetna Foundation
As president of the Aetna Foundation, Dr. Graham is responsible for the Foundation’s philanthropic work, including its grant-making strategies to improve the health of people from underserved communities and increase their access to high-quality health care. A national authority on health disparities and health care quality, Dr. Graham is a frequent spokesperson for the Foundation on health care and health equity issues.
We invite you to join us as we explore the important engagement at the community level to build human capital and create resilience through better public health systems, policy, and partnerships.
Look to local communities for answers on health policy
By Dr. Garth Graham, Opinion Contributor
The Hill — Reading the news every day can be frustrating. Lately it seems that today’s headlines aren’t just about the problems facing our society — they’re about conflicting views on how to solve them. When it comes to improving health at a national level, it can feel like we’re moving an ever-growing boulder uphill…there is some good news — while many continue to debate the best approach to health, local communities are taking matters into their own hands. I know because I’ve not just seen it happening, I’ve seen it working…
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11th Health Disparities Conference
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities
April 19 – 20, 2018
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