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New Jersey Department of Health’s National Minority Health Month Celebration and Health Equity Forum
April 6, 2018

On Friday, April 6, the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health presents the 2018 National Minority Health Month Celebration and Health Equity Forum at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. This year’s theme is “Ensuring Health Equity for Vulnerable Populations: Recovery through Resiliency.”

The one-day conference occurs each April in recognition of the month’s designation as National Minority Health Month. This year’s agenda includes remarks by Shereef M. Elnahal, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, and a series of workshops intended to share lessons and support communities working to advance community health and improve health equity. Topics such as “Understanding Cumulative Impacts in Vulnerable, Overburdened Communities” and “A Public Health Model for Community Engagement with Vulnerable Populations” will be explored. New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Deputy Director of Programs, Diane Hagerman, joins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Program Officer Marco Navarro and New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids’ State Program Director Darrin Anderson for an afternoon panel conversation on the theme “Healthy Communities Begin with Health Equity.”

View the full details here.

The 2018 National Minority Health Month Celebration and Health Equity Forum is presented by the New Jersey Department of Health, the Passaic County Department of Health, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, and Rutgers University-Newark.

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