Health Disparities Seminar Series: Community Partnerships to Reduce Health Disparities

This seminar series, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute in partnership with the College of Applied Health Sciences and the School of Social Work Community Learning Lab, invites all community members, students, staff, and faculty to join the conversation about efforts to make our community and nation a healthier and more equitable place. 

Fall 2018 series

Session 1: Addressing Effects of Climate Change on Local and Global Health
September 25, 2018, 4 - 5 p.m. 
Heritage Room, ACES Library
Speakers: Warren Gary Lavey, Adjunct Professor, and Julie Pryde, Administrator, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
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Session 2: African American Community Healing and Resistance through Storytelling: C-HeARTS
October 23, 2018, 4 - 5 p.m. 
Heritage Room, ACES Library
Speakers: Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor, and Tracy Dace, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, DREAAM House
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Session 3: The First 1,000 Days: A Critical Window for Reducing Health Disparities Across the Lifespan
November 27, 2018, 4 - 5 p.m. 
Heritage Room ACES Library
Speakers: Barbara Fiese, Professor and Director, Family Resiliency Center, Brenda Davis Koester, Assistant Director, Family Resiliency Center, and Sessy Nyman, Executive Director, EverThrive Illinois


For information on previous seminars, view the Health Disparities Seminar Series archive.