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16th Annual Summer Public Health Research
Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health


JOIN hundreds of public health and human services professionals, researchers, educators, and students throughout the country for the 16th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health. Choose among the studio audience, the webcast, or more than 40 group viewing sites in 22 states.

Tuesday, June 8, 1:30-4:00pm EDT

World Wide Web and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building auditorium - see

Topic: "What Will Health Care Reform Mean for Minority Health Disparities?"


Mayra Alvarez, M.H.A., Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (Illinois) and past UNC public health Minority Student Caucus Co-President

Ralph Forquera, M.P.H., Executive Director, Seattle Indian Health Board and Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Public Health, Department of Health Sciences at the University of Washington

Tony L. Whitehead, Ph.D., M.S.Hyg., Professor of Medical Anthropology and founding Director, Cultural Systems Analysis Group (CuSAG), Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland

Moderator: Howard Lee, M.S.W., Executive Director, North Carolina Education Cabinet; past chair, NC State Board of Education; past NC state senator

This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast). Questions will be taken from broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.

For more information:

To locate a group viewing site:

To register a group viewing site:

To view on your personal computer:

To register for the studio audience at the TTK auditorium:

(Note: If you have registered for the Videoconference you will receive an email by 6/4 reconfirming your registration and giving specific information for receiving or attending the broadcast.)

To download materials (publicity, slides when they become available, attendance sheet for group sites):

Answers to frequently asked questions:

This year's Videoconference is presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Funding comes from the Dean's Office of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Norfolk State University Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, American College of Epidemiology, American Indian Center (UNC), College of Arts and Sciences (UNC), Counseling and Wellness Services (UNC), Equal Opportunity/ADA Office (UNC), Institute of African American Research (UNC), Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (UNC), Center for the Study of the American South (UNC), Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (UNC), and a growing list of cosponsors. Please thank them - and consider joining them or providing an endorsement.

Vic Schoenbach (
Director, Minority Health Project
[Please support the Minority Health Project!]
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Cookie Newsom
Director of Diversity Education and Research
UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (link)

Bill Jenkins
Senior Scholar
UNC Institute of African American Research (link)
(formerly Director, Research Center for Health Disparities, Morehouse College)

* 20+ health disparities-related broadcasts and seminars are available as on-demand webcasts at

Videoconference information

    Attend the Videoconference at UNC   (Register for the studio audience)
    Background resources for this topic
    Broadcast information (webcast)  
          Register to view the Internet broadcast (webcast) (and see the link to the broadcast)
          Register as an organization or group
          Find a viewing site near you
    Comments from participants
    Credits and acknowledgements   (html)   (ppt)   (pdf)
    Evaluation report (doc) (pdf)
    Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
    Presentation slides and handouts, Transcripts (New)
    Publicity materials
            (Color flyer, MS Word) (Color flyer, PDF) (Pocket flyer, MS Word)
    Attendance sheet for signing-in participants (Word document)
    Sponsorship and endorsements   (ppt)   (pdf)

    Previous Videoconferences in this series
    Annual Minority Health Conference led by the Minority Student Caucus
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Updated: 5/29/2010 by Vic