When

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 am to
5:30 pm

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Where

The Hanover Inn 
Two E Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH  03755 


 
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Contact

Beth D'Ovidio
NH Public Health Association
6032282983
info@nhpha.org

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Team Up, Take Action:
Partnering for Health Equity

Join your peers and colleagues for a thorough and thoughtful day exploring the many factors that either enable or interfere with addressing conditions leading to health inequity.  Presenters and breakout sessions will delve into identifying key levers such as policy, system, and environmental changes, types of partnerships and relationships, and other elements needed to be successful in advancing health equity.  By targeting our work to produce the greatest health benefits for disadvantaged groups, ultimately our entire communities benefit.

Health equity means that everyone has the chance to be as healthy as possible.  Health equity means reducing and eliminating disparities in health and its determinants that adversely affect excluded or marginalized groups.  Health equity is inextricably linked with opportunity.  It requires addressing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.  Health equity is fundamental to building a vibrant society because of its practical, economic, and civic implications and impact on individuals living a good life.  

Keynote Speakers

Afternoon Speaker (Schumann Lecturer)

Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

Dr. Jones is the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association.

 

Morning Speaker

James Weinstein, D.O., M.S., chaired the Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States for the National Academy of Sciences that produced the report Communities in Action:  Pathways to Health Equity published January 2017. He is the former CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System; Professor of Orthopaedics; Professor of Health Policy and Clinical Practice; and holder of the Peggy Y. Thomson endowed chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences.

 

Conference Break-Out Sessions

Review morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Information includes the title, presenter, and a brief description of the session.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Afternoon Breakout Sessions