Here's a press release of some interest. The indicators we use often deal with this intersection of educational and health disparities. This videoconference should be really good.
15th Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health
Please join 1,000 other participants in 45 states and 6 countries for the 15th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health.
When? Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-4:00pm EDT
Topic: "Breaking the Cycle: Investigating the Intersection of Educational Inequities and Health Disparities"
Reginald Weaver, Vice President, Education International; Past President, National Education Association
Dina Castro, M.P.H., Ph.D., Scientist, UNC FPG Child Development Institute,
Nicholas Freudenberg, Dr.P.H., Distinguished Professor, Program in Urban Public Health,
Lillian A. Sparks, J.D., Executive Director, National Indian Education Association
Moderator: Howard Lee, M.S.W., Executive Director,
This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast) and c-band satellite. Questions will be taken from studio and broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.
For more information: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/
To view on your personal computert: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/broadcast/
To view with a group: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/broadcast/sites.cfm
To register a viewing site: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/broadcast/
To register for the studio audience at the TTK auditorium: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/studio/
(Note: If you have registered for the Videoconference you will receive an email by 6/4 reconfirming your registration and giving specific information for receiving or attending the broadcast.)
To read the abstracts, agenda, and speaker biographies: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/abstracts.cfm, www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/agenda.cfm, www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/spkrbios/.
To download materials (publicity, slides when they become available, attendance sheet for group sites): www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/materials/.
Answers to frequently asked questions: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/faq.cfm
This year's Videoconference is presented by UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project (ECHO). Funding comes from the Dean's Office of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, UNC FPG Child Development Institute, UNC Center for Development and Learning, Counseling and Wellness Services (UNC Campus Health Services), NC Health Careers Access Program, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC American Indian Center, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, UNC College of Arts & Sciences, and a growing list of cosponsors (www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2009/cosponsors.cfm). This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen. Please thank them - and consider joining them or providing an endorsement.