Conference to address minority health | Health
“Empowering Communities to Create a Healthy Village” will be held June 20 through 22 in the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center will help host the conference as part of the Consortium for Health Education, Empowerment, and Research.
The conference seeks to further CHEER’s mission of improving health through community involvement, development and research. The conference will focus on the well-being of minority communities. Additionally, the conference will address the use of economic development for healthier communities as well as try to create new partnerships and initiatives in the region while showing examples that have already made a difference.
Dr. Leon Caldwell will also be honored at the conference for his efforts in community-based participatory research both in Memphis and throughout the United States. Caldwell has taken an approach to improving youth services as the basis for community development. Consistent with that belief, he founded the Center for the Advancement of Youth Development, housed at Rhodes College in Memphis. He has also served as lead evaluator for JustCare Family Network and launched the Memphis Area Fatherhood Coalition. Caldwell has also initiated several other efforts to find solutions for vulnerable populations and communities.
The conference will be presented as a series of lectures and workshops featuring a variety of accomplished speakers and participants. All health practicioners and officials, members and leadership of community and faith-based organizations, academic experts, as well as community members are encouraged to attend the conference.
For more information, including a daily schedule, click here.