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Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association 2016 Annual Conference
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When: Thursday, September 8, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: University of the District of Columbia
Windows Lounge, Building 38 (Level 2)
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States

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The Road to Health Equity: Overcoming Racism to Improve Community Well-being
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Camara Jones, APHA President

The 2016 Metropolitan Washington Public Health Assn (MWPHA) Annual Conference will focus on how race and racism impact communities of color’s health outcomes and overall wellbeing. The conference will be an opportunity for public health professionals and stakeholders from across the DC metropolitan area to unite, learn, network and engage with peers around the issues of health equity and racism. Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to explore and share strategies that can be used to improve health outcomes for communities of color in the DC Metro area.

Conference Objectives:                  

  • Describe the factors that influence inequities.
  • Identify, join or develop collaborations and partnerships to mobilize for health equity.
  • Discuss the ways  racism and other inequities affect various systems (e.g. healthcare, public health, housing).
  • Discuss cultural competency as an essential component to achieving health equity at a system, organization or program level.
  • Identify strategies for achieving Cultural Competency.


Conference Focus Areas

  • Law, Policy,  Advocacy and Health Equity
  • Systems and Health Equity
  • Underrepresentation in the Health Care Workforce, Research and Health Equity

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