Front Porch Gathering
Title: Health Disparities in Communities of Color and the Impact on Mental
April 18, 2017, Huston-Tillitson University
As the social and economic demographics in Central Texas continue to shift, the narrative surrounding health care access, community wellness and health equity for traditionally underserved populations is both complex and consequential. Health disparities reflect the differences in health status between different groups of people, and Austin continues to see inconsistency in the health and wellness of particular communities based on location. This event focused on the idea that changes in pre-determined access, policy and practice are essential to provide all Austin residents the opportunity to achieve comprehensive and holistic health regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or immigration status.
Title: After the Storm: Building Resilient and Equitable Communities
October 6, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, The University of Texas at Austin Law School Francis Auditorium (TNH 2.114) 727 E. Dean Keeton Street Austin, TX 78705
Now that the floodwaters have receded, the communities ravaged by Hurricane Harvey are beginning the long, hard road of rebuilding. Historically underserved populations—including low-income persons of color—face especially daunting challenges. What needs to be done to help the most vulnerable survivors rebuild their lives? How can we protect all residents from future flooding and exposure to other hazards? And what lessons have we learned from prior disasters to ensure that disaster recovery funds are spent more equitably and effectively? This event fostered a conversation on these questions and more, as we discussed how to build resilient and equitable communities after Hurricane Harvey.
St. David’s CHPR Conference
Title: Health Disparities in the Precision Health Era Across the Lifespan
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:30-4:30, Thompson Conference Center
Keynote Speaker: Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research & Global Advances, University of Arizona, College of Nursing “From the Frontline: What Does Precision Health Mean to Me?”
St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR) in collaboration with TCRSS at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is hosting its 7th annual conference. This conference brings together health care experts, innovators, nursing leaders, policy makers, caregivers and industry experts who are committed to the application of emerging technologies to promote health and decrease health disparities in underserved populations. Attendees will hear speakers from around the nation discuss important and innovative topics and be able to participate in discussions with the panel.
The LaVerne Gallman Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing
Title: Health Disparities in the Era of Precision Health: Will our new tools reduce or expand the gaps?
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, The Auditorium at the Edgar A. Smith Building (Blanton Museum) 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, TX 78712
Speaker: Mark R. Cullen, MD – Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health), of Biomedical Data Science, of HRP (Epidemiology) and Senior Fellow at SIEPR
Free and open to the public. A catered receiption will follow the lecture.