Using the latest information, broad perspectives, and real-world thinking, this event is an opportunity for allied health professionals and the community to learn from each other to improve the quality of life and well-being for all through research and evidence-based practices.
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity - 2023 Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST
In Person at Minnesota State University, Mankato - Centennial Student Union, or virtually via Zoom
In-Person or virtual: $150, includes CEUs
Health inequities are pervasive in our communities, particularly in rural areas where access to care and resources is limited. Health inequities are compounded for individuals across the lifespan who experience racial and other social injustices, with inequities further exacerbated by a lack of health care professionals who share their identities and lived experiences. The purpose of this Summit is to start the conversation about what health equity should look like in our region. The Summit aims to uncover barriers and identify opportunities for individual and collection action that will put us on the pathway to health equity.
Proposals are now being accepted for this year's Health Summit. The Planning Committee is seeking proposals on practices, research, and strategies, with an emphasis on our rural community context, to reduce health inequities and increase the availability of culturally responsive healthcare. Ideal proposals will demonstrate communities in action. Two types of presentations are being requested - interactive oral presentations (50 minutes) and poster presentations (60 minutes). Deadline is January 9, 2023.
MOre info and submission form here
The Summit is excited to welcome Dr. Mary Owen, Associate Dean of Native American Health, Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota, as this year's keynote speaker.
This year's event will take place in person on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, or virtually.