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13th Health Disparities Conference

March 25–27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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2020 Program Agenda

The Evidence of Personal and Societal Determinants to Achieve Health Equity

Qualitative and quantitative evidence from research, local and expert knowledge, and policy information is required to adequately examine the impact of health determinants on health equity. The health of individuals and communities is made of up many complex factors including where we live, our environment, genetics, and income and education levels.

As we have often examined the more common considerations of access and the use of health care services, the 13th Health Disparities Conference will focus on the social and economic environment, the physical environment, individual characteristics and behaviors and policy implications to move closer to health equity — including programs that focus on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagement. We will examine the history, evidence, and evolution of these rich resources to better understand how and why we are where we are and discuss what realistically can be fixed.

The 2020 Health Disparities Conference was designed to:

  • examine the historical context of social determinants and its evolution to better understand health equity;
  • discuss models of personal and societal determinants that have achieved measurable success and disappointments in health equity;
  • identify the complex roles of place and genetics; and
  • examine the connections between race, racism, and health equity.

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 models that are sustainable, replicable, culturally appropriate, and that contribute to health equity.

Program Outline

This program agenda is subject to change. For more information about each of the sessions and speakers for XULA 2020, download the program outline here »

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Session Time Session Name
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pre-Conference Workshop 1
Strategies for Developing Effective Grant Proposals
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pre-Conference Workshop 2
Considerations for Designing Strong Research
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Opening and Plenary Session I
Welcome and Opening
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Mayors' Forum
The Role of Cities in Achieving Social Equity: Health Education and Welfare
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Plenary Session II
The Intersectionality of Education, Industry, and Social Justice in Creating an Equity-Based Workforce
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session A
Training, Education, and Practice: Successful Interprofessional Care Management Roles
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session B
Advocacy and Equity: The Relationship to Effective Outcomes
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session C
Integrating Community Engagement to Balance Personal and Societal Factors to Improve Clinical Equity through a Public Policy Lens
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session A
Disease Management and Disparities through Inter-Professional Relationships
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session B
Health Services, Policy and Social Determinants of Health
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Podium Presentation Session C
Health Maintenance and Prevention in Special Populations
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception and Poster Session 1

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session III
Training and Education to Achieve Equity
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM Concurrent Breakout Session D
Practice to Achieve Social Equity
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM Concurrent Breakout Session E
Employing Advocacy to Achieve Social Equity
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM Concurrent Breakout Session F
Policy and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Concurrent Workshop A
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11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Concurrent Workshop B
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11:20 AM – 12:20 PM Concurrent Workshop C
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12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Plenary Session IV
John Ruffin Lecture and Lunch
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Plenary Session V
Policy and Historical Issues about Health Equity and Disparity in America
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session VI
Discrimination and Systemic Racism — The Impact on Equity
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception and Poster Session 2

Friday, March 27, 2020

Time Activity
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session VII
John Ruffin Junior Investigator Presentation and Poster Competition Awards
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Plenary Session VIII
Closing Session