Health Disparities Research Center

Calendar of Events

Local/Regional

2014 Latina Health Symposia "Improving the Health & Well-Being of Latinas: Tools for Public Health & Social Service Providers"
September 17, 2014: KDNA Northwest Communities Education Center, Granger, WA
September 23, 2014: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

This training will provide participants with information and tools to use in working with Hispanic/Latina women around health issues, including:
• An overview of standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS)
• Updates on health insurance access through the Washington Healthplan Finder
• Information on the human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer
• Resources for promoting heart attack awareness and heart healthy behaviors.

Questions? Contact Renee Bouvion at renee.bouvion@hhs.gov or Jesus Reyna at jesus.reyna@hhs.gov
Register online at http://bit.ly/LHS2014Reg

 

National

The 7th AACR Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
November 9—12 2014
San Antonio, TX
The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country.  By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again.  Abstract submission deadline is August 4, 2014. For more information: http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/meetings--workshops/cancer-health-disparities.aspx

The 142nd Annual APHA Meeting and Exposition: Healthography - How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being
November 15 - 19, 2014
New Orleans, LA
This year's theme allows us to reach beyond traditional perspectives as we explore how health challenges are dictated by place. View the Online Program to see all the sessions and events

2014 International  Symposium on Minority Health & Health Disparities: Transdisciplinary Collaborations– Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity
December 1—3, 2014
National Harbor, Maryland
The Symposium has been designed to offer opportunities for sharing research information in areas related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women's health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and community health with special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. For more information: http://www.ismhhd.com/index.html#.UyH35fldX2F

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.