Scientific Agenda

The Ninth Health Disparities Conference, titled From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities, features lectures by individuals who are making significant contributions to improving healthcare access and to empowering vulnerable populations and marginalized communities.

This conference will allow participants to review and learn strategies focused on achieving health equity through access to care, prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases. Special session presentations will address interprofessional models of clinical, scientific, academic, and public health interventions that improve outcomes and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity through treatment, advocacy, and policy development.

At the end of the conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify resources to build on community resiliency and partnerships by capitalizing on the community's strength and resources to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity;
  • Develop and evaluate evidence-based solutions that are driven by social, economic, policy, scientific, clinical and environmental factors;
  • Assess the needs of a diverse workforce in building healthier communities; and
  • Discuss the role of population health in research and interventions.