Minority health videoconference focused on educational inequities and health disparities

September 14, 2009
Howard Lee

Howard Lee

The 15th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health was broadcast live online on June 9, 2009. The event, “Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities,” featured Howard Lee, MSW, executive director of the N.C. Education Cabinet, past chair of the N.C. Board of Education and former mayor of Chapel Hill, N.C., as moderator. Panelists were Reginald Weaver, vice president of Education International and past president of the National Education Association; Dina C. Castro, PhD, scientist at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, distinguished professor and director of the doctor of public health program in the Program in Urban Public Health, Hunter College School of Health Sciences, City University of New York; and Lillian A. Sparks, JD, executive director of the National Indian Education Association.


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