Registration Open for New England Regional Minority Health Conference

NERMHC 2Racism, oppression and discrimination play a role in the health and well-being of our citizens. Be part of this national movement to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

RHODE ISLAND – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) Office of Minority Health invites healthcare providers and community partners to attend the sixth annual New England Regional Minority Health Conference, scheduled for October 14 – 16 in Providence. The theme of this year’s conference is From Disparities to Equity: The Power to Make Change. This event provides an opportunity to share proven regional and national strategies that effectively work to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

To register, visit http://www.nerhmc.com.  And take note:  early bird rates are good through August 3, so save money and register now.

The 49 presentations over this 3-day event will highlight best practices of building and enhancing partnerships that influence health policy change for some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. Participants can expect to share ideas and tools about programs and campaigns that can be adapted for use in their individual community. One goal of this conference is to promote collaboration of federal, state and community partners to address health disparities and improve the health and quality of life for all racial and ethnic minority communities. Cultural art performances will be featured throughout the conference.  It is an event you don’t want to miss.

Continuing education units (CEUs) have been approved for registered nurses (10.5 contact hours for 3 days) and community health educators (10.5 contact hours for 3 days).

For information about the conference, visit http://www.nermhc.com or contact Annemarie Beardsworth at 401-222-3998.  For more information about health disparities in RI, visit http://www.health.ri.gov.

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