Virtual conference

Virtual Women’s Health Awareness Conference on April 9

Register today for the April 9 Event!

This year’s event features renowned health experts presenting the most up to date information on topics of interest to communities of color. Sessions will include discussions on chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and dementia. Speakers will also address societal and environmental issues, including black maternal mortality, reproductive health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health, as well as coping skills for caregiving. To promote community and health resilience in Latino and Hispanic communities, the WHA continues to provide Spanish language resources and bilingual sessions. Environmental health topics include COVID and its lasting complications, disaster preparedness, and systemic and environmental racism.

The WHA addresses environmental health disparities in rural and urban communities of color. Every year, WHA expands its reach. This year, organizers will pilot satellite sites to reach rural communities with limited internet access. This will allow other communities to attend the conference from their local counties to increase health equity. Organizers have partnered with public health and community organizations to share WHA in convenient locations.

The Office of Human Research and Community Engagement, led by Joan Packenham, Ph.D., at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead sponsor of this event. Co-sponsors include Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Department of Public Health at North Carolina Central University.

For more information on the WHA conference, visit www.niehs.nih.gov/womenshealthawareness. People with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Office of Human Research and Community Engagement at 984-287-4414 or [email protected]. TTY users should contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests must be made at least 5 working days before the event.

SOURCE Women’s Health Awareness