Annual Minority Health Conference

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The official poster for the 2014 Minority Health Conference

The Annual Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then. Major objectives are to highlight health issues of concern to people of color and to attract students interested in minority health to the School. Initially the Conference was held in Rosenau Auditorium in the School of Public Health, but when attendance increased to 300-400 during the 1990′s, the Conference moved to the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center.

Planning and implementation of the Conference are led by the School’s Minority Student Caucus, which designates the chair of the Planning Committee each year. The Planning Committee includes representatives of the sponsoring organizations (the Caucus, Dean’s Office, NC Institute of Public Health, Minority Health Project) and student volunteers. The Conference is co-sponsored by various organizations in and outside the University (see co- sponsors for each year’s conference).

In 1999, Dean William Roper named the Keynote Lecture after William T. Small Jr., Associate Dean and Senior Advisor for Multicultural Affairs, who for over a quarter of a century worked on behalf of and won the respect and affection of public health students – enrolled students, former students, and prospective students, and their families – as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. (Dr. Roper’s remarks [DOC]).

Also in 1999 the Minority Health Project began organizing webcasts of the Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture, and in 2001 added a satellite broadcast with support from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. In 2009, student organizations at five other public health schools presented the broadcast of the Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture in conjunction with their own events, including the 1st Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Since then, “partner conferences” have become a regular feature.

Visit minorityhealth.web.unc.edu for full conference information.

35th Annual Minority Health Conference
Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities
February 28, 2014

34th Annual Minority Health Conference, 15th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity
February 22, 2013

33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, 14th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity
February 24, 2012
 
32nd Annual Minority Health Conference, 13th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
The Promise of Health Equity: Advancing the Discussion to Eliminate Disparities in the 21st Century
February 25, 2011
 
31st Annual Minority Health Conference, 12th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World
February 26, 2010
 
30th Annual Minority Health Conference, 11th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Our World, Our Community: Building Bridges for Health Equality”
February 27, 2009
 
29th Annual Minority Health Conference, 10th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
The Impact of Poverty, Culture, and Environment on Minority Health
February 29, 2008
 
28th Annual Minority Health Conference, 9th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
AIDS at 25: It’s Time to Deliver
February 23, 2007
 
27th Annual Minority Health Conference, 8th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Community-Based Research and Practice: How Do We Make it Work for Everyone
February 24, 2006
 
26th Annual Minority Health Conference, 7th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture

Health and the Built Environment: The Effects of Where We Live, Work and Play
February 25, 2005
 
6th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Sorting Out the Connections Between the Built Environment and Health: A Conceptual Framework for Navigating Pathways and Planning Healthy Cities
April 19, 2004
 
25th Annual Minority Health Conference, 5th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
The Evolution of Health Policy: Influences, Interpretations and Implications
February 28, 2003
 
24th Annual Minority Health Conference, 4th Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Social Determinants of Health: Assembling Pieces of the Puzzle
March 1, 2002
 
23rd Annual Minority Health Conference, 3rd Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Race, Class, and Environment: The State of Minority Health
February 16, 2001
 
22nd Annual Minority Health Conference, 2nd Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Public Health 2000: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future
February 18, 2000
 
21st Annual Minority Health Conference, 1st Annual William T. Small Jr. Keynote Lecture
Raising Resilient Children: How Communities of Color Respond to the Challenge
February 19, 199920th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Many Faces of Violence: Strategies for Prevention in the New Millennium
1998
 
1st-19th Annual Minority Health Conferences

19th Annual Minority Health Conference
Communities of Color Fighting Back: Our Role in the Cancer Crisis
199718th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy People of Color 2000: Intervention Strategies
1996

17th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy People of Color 2000: Are We On Track?
1995

16th Annual Minority Health Conference
Youth and Families of Color: What’s Going On?
1994

15th Annual Minority Health Conference
Operation Prevention: Mobilizing Community Action
199314th Annual Minority Health Conference
Beyond the Rhetoric: Developing Solutions to Minority Health Issues
1992
 
13th Annual Minority Health Conference
Innovative Approaches to Minority Health Issues
199112th Annual Minority Health Conference
Improving Minority Health Status: A Public Health Challenge
1988

11th Annual Minority Health Conference
Healthy Lifestyles: Preserving the Public’s Health
1987

10th Annual Minority Health Conference
Policy Implications for Improving Health In Minority Communities
1986

9th Annual Minority Health Conference
Current Issues In International Health Care Practice

1985
8th Annual Minority Health Conference
Fact vs Fiction: Crisis In the Workplace
1984
 
7th Annual Minority Health Conference
Quality Health Care: A Birthright?
19836th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Minority Elderly — We’re Still Here
1982

5th Annual Minority Health Conference

Dying for a Job: Health Status of Minorities in the Workplace
19814th Annual Minority Health Conference
The Deprivation of Life: Death and Disease in Minority Communities
1980

3rd Annual Minority Health Conference
Reaching Minorities Where They Are: A Challenge to Health Professionals
1979

2nd Annual Minority Health Conference
Health Policy Impacts: On and By Minority Peoples
1978

1st Annual Minority Health Conference

Perspectives on the Health of the Black Populations
1977