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16th Health Disparities Conference

April 7–9, 2024 | New Orleans, LA | #XUHDCon

Lodging Discount Deadline: March 18, 2024

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Program Agenda

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Social Determinants of Health: Reaching Equity – Let's Talk Solutions

An individual's social and economic conditions can impede the structural drivers of health equity. This year's conference will examine the disparities in public health outcomes that may be due to race, class, and location – as we become more aware of the importance of these social determinants of health (SDoH). Implementing solutions, re-examining policy and policy enforcement, and identifying funding are all critical components for successful outcomes.

This Conference was designed to:

  • Examine how economic stability, education and healthcare access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social context can equalize health equity.
  • Describe successful public health solutions and outcomes that address race, class, and location to improve health equity through multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Discuss the role of a policy agenda with actionable solutions as well as describe how this will favor health equity as the driving force to elevate the SDoH.
  • Provide multiple perspectives on implementing effective public health policies that examine the roles of poverty, racial disparities, and social inequality in effecting health outcomes.

Tailored to attendees' interests around community-centered basic and clinical research and health policy. This conference program was designed to highlight excellence in research and public health solutions that are sustainable, replicable, culturally appropriate, and that contribute to health equity.

Program Outline

This program agenda is subject to change. All times listed are CDT.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Session Time Session Name
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Concurrent Workshops
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM General Session I & Opening
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM General Session II
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception & Poster Session 1

Monday, April 8, 2024

Time Activity
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM General Session III
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Working Group Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Plenary Session IV
John Ruffin Lecture & Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Concurrent Podium Presentations A, B, & C
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session V

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Networking Reception & Poster Session 2

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Time Activity
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session VI: Solutions Reporting, Awards & Closing Session