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September 11-13: State of Black Health National Conference

posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:16 AM by Tech Support
NAATPN, Inc., in conjunction with the National Medical Association, the NAACP, and the Southeast Health Equity Council, is pleased to host a national conference to address the state of health in America and to outline a platform to promote equity in African American communities. September 11- 13, NAATPN, Inc. will host the first-ever State of Black Health National Conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta.

The conference will address current health, economic, and social justice disparities impacting African Americans and will outline a national policy platform to address those disparities. Tobacco use kills more than 45,000 African Americans annually, and chronic diseases—including HIV/AIDS—continue to disproportionately impact African Americans. In addition, workforce development and the attainment of livable wages remains a primary concern in most rural and African American urban and rural communities. Current conditions in the US are not conducive to positive health outcomes in African American communities; in fact, unless a new policy agenda is developed and implemented, the pursuit of African American health equity could remain out of reach.

For more information and to register, visit www.stateofblackhealth.com.
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