Overview

Agenda

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Hotels

Registration & Fees

21st Annual Minority Health Conference
Raising Resilient Children: How Communities of Color Respond to the Challenge

Important Notice!

February 19, 1999
The William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As of February 11, the Minority Health Conference is full, and we can no longer take registrations.   If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the conference, please send email to oce@unc.edu or call the Office of Continuing Education at 919-966-4032.

 

 
Overview

Healthy and resilient children are those who can withstand and overcome the obstacles and stresses that arise in day-to-day life. Challenges to the health of U.S. children involve a wide range of sociocultural, political, and economic factors, including low socioeconomic status and high-risk environments. For example, almost half of all childhood deaths are caused by unintentional injuries. Death and disability in children can be reduced through education for both children and their caregivers, improved access to health and social services, and the implementation of policies that protect the health and well-being of U.S. children.

The 1999 Minority Health Conference will be devoted to discussing the question: How can we, as communities of color, respond to the challenge of raising resilient children? The Conference goals are the following:

  • Identify public health challenges U.S. communities of color confront when trying to raise resilient children.

  • Understand the comorbidity of issues that affect children for the purposes of implementing a multidisciplinary approach during program planning and when conducting research.

  • Present interventions, policies and research that address the health problems affecting U.S. children living in communities of color.

Agenda

Last updated February 9, 1999

8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 Introductions and Welcome
Lamont Bryant, MS, Co-President, Minority Student Caucus, Doctoral Student, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sonya Goode, Co-President, Minority Student Caucus, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dr. Roper's welcome)
A. Dennis McBride, MPH, MD, Assistant Secretary of Health and State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Rashmi Agarwal, Conference Chair, Master's Student, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:30 1st Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Institute for Minority Health Research, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Presider:  Victor Schoenbach, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Matthew Garvin, Master's Student, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:30 Poster Sessions and Break
10:45 Concurrent Sessions
A1 Access to Healthcare (Prenatal Care) / Health Insurance, Culturally Competent Health and Social Services, Welfare Reform, TANF, WIC, CHIP
Richard Aronson, MD, MPH
, Chief Medical Officer for Maternal and Child Health, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Patricia McManus, PhD, RN, Executive Director, Black Health Coalition for Wisconsin
Jeanette O'Conner, Child Health Implementation Project Coordinator, Children's Defense Fund

Presider:  Julie Cheh, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Stanley Allen, III, Undergraduate Student, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A2 HIV/AIDS
Tracey Adams, Community Outreach and Promotion Manager, CDC National AIDS Hotline, American Social Health Association
Lance Dronkers, Coordinator, Young People's Project, Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS

Presider:   Rashmi Agarwal, Master's Student, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  M. Ahinee Amamoo, Master's Student, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A3 Teen Pregnancy, Sexual Behavior, Reproductive Health
Annette Carrington, CHES, Health Education Specialist, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, Durham County Health Department
Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., PhD, University of Chicago
Annette Carrington, Durham County Health Department

Presider:   Tonya Stancil, MS, Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Seronda A. Jackson, Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A4 Educating Children Through Creative Expression
Patrick Akinbola, PhD, Coordinator, Office of Surveillance, Research and Evaluation, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Missouri Department of Health
Paddy Bowman, MA, Coordinator, National Task Force on Folk Arts in Education, Alexandria, VA

Presider:   Thaddeus Thompson, PT, Master's Student, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Sonya Goode, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A5 Family Structure Issues Specifically Addressing Parenting Skills, Single Households, Trauma Due to Death/Divorce
Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Practice, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Spirituality as Resilience in Families Coping with Pediatric HIV and Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome
Tonya Armstrong, PhD, Developmental Epidemiology Program, Duke University Medical Center, Minority Health Project, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presider:  Bronwyn Glenn, Master's Student, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Kevin Harrell, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 pm Lunch (pre-registration required)
1:30 Panel Discussion
Educational Approaches to Raising Resilient Children from Cultural Perspectives

Evelyn Machtinger, MSW, Training and Instructional Coordinator, Motherread. Inc., Raleigh, NC
Cecilia Moore, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Pearl Shelby, Literacy South, Durham, NC

Presider:  Sohini Sengupta, MPH, Doctoral Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Felicia Solomon, Master's Student, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:30 Poster Sessions and Break
3:30 Concurrent Sessions
B1 Self-Image, Ethnic Identity, Race Relations
Ernest Johnson, PhD
, Author, Psychologist and Director, Rites of Passage, Raleigh, NC
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President, National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC

Presider:  Guy McCloud, Master's Student, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Kyna McCullough, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B2 Factors Affecting Psychosocial Well-being in Children
Rev. Rosa Caraballo
, Founder and Executive Director, Bruised Reed Ministry of New York

Presider:  Anita Chandra, Master's Student, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Rebecca Gordon, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B3 Violence: Child Abuse, Child Maltreatment, Violent Crimes by Kids, Neighborhood Violence
Kenneth Riley, President, MADD DADS, Los Angeles, CA

Nurturing Healthy Intimacy Skills with Oneself and Others
Gail Handysides, RN, MS, MA, Health Services Credential Program Advisor, San Diego State University

Presider:  Teresa Brown, MSW, Master's Student, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Vanya Jones, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B4 Nutrition and Physical Activity
Patrick Akinbola, PhD, Coordinator, Office of Surveillance, Research and Evaluation, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Missouri Department of Health
Suzette Goldmon, MS, Associate Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Education, NC Cooperative Extension Service

Presider:   Yvonne Ferguson, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Sung Choi, Master's Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B5 Substance Abuse: Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs
Sandra Headen, Research Associate, Pathways to Freedom, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Rounds-Bryant, MA, PhD, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Presider:   Dionne Godette, MS, Doctoral Student, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Co-presider:  Elliott Brown, Doctoral Student, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:15 Conference Wrap-up
William T. Small, Jr., MSPH
, Associate Dean and Senior Advisor for Multicultural Affairs, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:30 - 6:00 Reception Honoring William T. Small, Jr.

Conference Sponsors and Cosponsors

Sponsors

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Cosponsors
The University of North Carolina, General Administration
The University of North Carolina, Office of the Chancellor
The University of North Carolina, Office of the Vice Provost for Health Affairs
The University of North Carolina, Public Health Foundation, Inc.
NC Central University, Department of Health Education

DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company

Other Sponsor
BC Analgesic Powders

Hotel Information

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at several local hotels. Please mention the Minority Health Conference when making reservations (by 1/18/99) at the following hotels:

Best Western University Inn
919-932-3000
$78 per night
Hampton Inn
919-968-3000
$75 per night
Comfort Inn
919-932-9952
$75 per night
Red Roof Inn
800-843-7663, code # B201000457
$54-$59 per night

Registration and Fees

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

As of February 11, the Minority Health Conference is full, and we can no longer take registrations.   If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for the conference, please send email to oce@unc.edu or call the Office of Continuing Education at 919-966-4032.

You will receive written confirmation of your registration. If you have not received a letter before February 12, 1999, please call 919-966-4032 to check on the status of your registration.

If you find that you are unable to attend, please call 919-966-4032 to cancel and allow another person to attend. Substitutions from the same agency are allowed at any time with prior notification of the registrar (oce@unc.edu or 919-966-4032).

 

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