Five Days Until New England Regional Minority Health Conference

Public Health in Action – Seeding the Pipeline is a youth-focused summit happening during the New England Regional Minority Health Conference.

Public Health in Action – Seeding the Pipeline is a youth-focused summit happening during the New England Regional Minority Health Conference.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Online registration may be closed, but there are many reasons to be excited and ready for the New England Regional Minority Health Conference (NERMHC) .

– In less than five days, Rhode Island hosts NERMHC from October 14 through 16 at the Westin Hotel in Providence, One West Exchange Street. Over 500 have registered to attend.

– The following nationally known speakers will be here: 1) Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH (featured in Unnatural Causes); 2) Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Asst. Secretary of Minority Health, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services; 3) John Ruffin, Ph.D., Dir. of the National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities.

– There will be 50 presentations highlighting the disproportionate burden of death and disability borne by minority and low-income people, as well as proven regional and national strategies that work to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

– There are still scholarships for Rhode Islanders who want to attend. For more information, contact Carrie Bridges, MPH, Team Lead, Health Disparities & Access to Care Team at RI Department of Health, at 401-222-4655 or via email at carrie.bridges@health.ri.gov.

– On Thursday, October 15 from 5:30-10:30 PM, NERMHC will present its first youth-focused summit: “Public Health in Action – Seeding the Pipeline.” Youth from across New England will attend and present during the evening event, and several regional colleges and employers will be on-hand for a panel discussion and networking. Doors open at 5:15 PM and refreshments will be provided. Online registration is still open (and required). Click here to link to the registration page.

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