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The 2014 Illinois Minority Health Conference is supported by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Minority Health Services. The conference seizes the momentum of national health care reform to foster dialogue, offer strategies, and provide a roadmap for a bridge to health equity in Illinois.
Who should attend:
Public health professionals on the federal, state, and local level; medical professionals; healthcare organizations; community-based organizations; public health associations; hospital associations; academic institutions; public health learning centers; law enforcement agencies; human service organizations; mental and behavioral health organizations, faith-based organizations, and others will benefit from conference attendance.
Program Goal: To educate and build partnerships among health professionals and community stakeholders that removes barriers, strengthen communities, promote diversity and eliminate health disparities. This year’s conference seizes the momentum of national health care reform to foster dialogue, offer strategies, and provide a roadmap for a bridge to health equity in Illinois.
Program Objectives: By attending this conference, participants will be able to-
- Identify the barriers and/or challenges faced by health care agencies seeking to serve minority and multicultural populations.
- Discuss methods and strategies for awareness, prevention, and treatment of diseases within minority populations.
- Understand and explain prevention and care options for chronic disease, communicable disease, HIV/AIDS and the impact health disparities have on these options.
- Review research data and statistics of the current status of racial and ethnic health disparities and recommendations for solutions.
- Engage in opportunities for skill building, information-sharing and networking among conference attendees and community health organizations/institutions throughout the state of Illinois.