2013 Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW) & SAAPHI Pre-Conference

18 Jun

The planning for the 2013 Black Caucus of Public Health Workers (BCHW) and the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) pre-conference meeting is underway! This year’s meeting will be held on November 2, 2013 in Boston, MA from 8a-5:30p. The 2013 BCHW/SAAPHI pre-conference theme is Think Global, Act Local: Achieving Health Equity throughout the African Diaspora.

The Conference Committee is currently finalizing the agenda and has sent out invitation letters to over ten potential speakers from around the globe. Research on the health disparities that affect African, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American health will be presented along with theories and frameworks that view communities of Color in the context of their social environment in which social behavior, cultural, historical, political, and economic forces influence health and disease.

SAAPHI is currently soliciting abstracts for the annual 2013 Scientific Symposium. Abstract topics should center on the 2013 BCHW/SAAPHI pre-conference theme and/or the 2013 APHA theme. Finalists will present their papers or posters at the pre-conference on November 2, 2013. Abstracts are due June 28, 2013. For more information, please contact the Scientific Committee at  saaphiscientific@gmail.com.

If you are interested in assisting with the planning of the pre-conference, BCHW/SAAPHI meets via conference call every fourth Thursday at 3pm.

Please look out for more information on the pre-conference, such as the final agenda and registration details in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact the Conference Committee with any questions and/or suggestions at  saaphiconference@gmail.com.


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