On Thursday, April 18, the NJ Department of Health presents the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Equity Forum at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. This year’s theme is “United for Health Equity: An Active Approach to Health.”
The forum recognizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health’s designation of April as National Minority Health Month. This year’s agenda includes remarks by Shereef M. Elnahal, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, Charlene Gungil, Director of the Passaic County Department of Health, Mark J. Wade, Director of Health and Community Wellness for the City of Newark, and an array of workshops intended to share learnings which can advance community health and health equity. The topics participants can explore include “Disparities in Death: A Focus on Women & Children,” and “The ‘Heart’ of It: Race, Health and the Quest for Equity.” At 11:00 a.m., New Jersey Health Initiatives’ Director, Bob Atkins, delivers the keynote address, “Building Healthier Communities in New Jersey: Upstream, Bottom-up and Asset-Based.”
Register for the forum here.