Faces Of A Healthy Future: National Conference to End Health Disparities.

First-Ever National Event Designed To Address Healthcare Challenges Faced By Americans. www.fhfconference.com

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) June 6, 2004 -- It's the first national conference hosted by a historically black college and university to focus on eliminating health disparities.

Faces of a Healthy Future: A National Conference to End Health Disparities will be hosted by The School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University on September 27-29, 2004 at the M.C. Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The conference will bring together an array of over 600 health care providers, researchers, policymakers, community leaders, and program managers from across the nation to:

Share critical knowledge, with a focus on the latest research, best practices, model programs, and successful community partnerships to eliminate health disparities and encourage healthy lifestyles;
Build partnerships among health care providers, organizations, policymakers, federal and state government officials, business executives, educators, and religious and community leaders;
Explore innovative ways to recruit and advance career opportunities for minorities in health care professions.

A broad range of health concerns will also be addressed including infant mortality, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular, and cancer. The conference will move attendees from problem identification to solution outcomes in Defining Issues in Health Disparities, Examining Best Practices and Models for Success, and Planning A Healthy Future for the Nation's Population.

"This conference can play a significant role in moving us forward in the area of health disparities," says Dr. Sylvia Flack, Dean of The School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University. "We are determined to address this issue that is of vital importance to so many Americans."

Keynote speakers include Dr. Ben Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, and invited keynoters include Health & Human Service Secretary Tommy Thompson, and John Ruffin, Director of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among others.

For full details on the conference, visit: www.fhfconference.com
or contact Conference Coordinator Ruth Cole Burcaw at 336-945-9288.

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