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2021 Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2021 Heartland Conference on Health Equity and Patient Centered Care.

The theme of the conference is, Emerging from COVID: Forging an Equitable Path Forward in the Heartland and is organized around the following:

· Community Health Worker Capacity Building

· Research Readiness

· Community- Campus Partnerships

· Patient Centered Care

Conference objectives include:

· Developing health focused partnerships

· Exploring strategies to preserve the health of our communities to understand perspectives to address community and population health

· Providing opportunities for community health workers to grow and develop

· Highlighting patients and families as health care partners

We are looking forward to the featured speaker, Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, and her presentation on Centering Equity in the U.S. Pandemic Response: Ensuring Equitable Care Beyond COVID. Dr. Nunez-Smith currently serves as Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response Team and Chair of the Presidential COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She is Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; C.N.H Long Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Management; and Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale.

Understanding the critical role patients, community, and team-informed science plays in health research, it is important to promote, facilitate, and reward team and community engaged science.

This conference explores the rich interplay of community and academia and how communities can guide meaningful research priorities and relevant programs and providers. Participants will engage with other regional health researchers, community-based organizations, and public health professionals to address health equity in our communities and region.

The conference will be virtual. Individual registration is $100; Non-Profit. Community Health Workers and Student rate is $50.

We look forward to seeing you!


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