7th Annual Men’s Health and Healthcare Confertence

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Jackson State University Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities/Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services Research will hold a FREE Men’s Health and Healthcare Conference – June 18, 2015

The Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities/Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services Research (Principal Investigator and Director, Dr. Marinelle Payton) at the School of Health Sciences, College of Public Service, Jackson State University will hold its 7th Annual Men’s Health and Healthcare Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula Street in Jackson. Women and men, students, and the general public are welcomed.

“It is anticipated that the conference will serve as a forum to increase the awareness of preventable diseases and conditions as well as empower men to take a proactive approach in improving the quality of their lives. The program will include topics related to chronic disease and prevention as well as health and healthcare disparities (says Dr. Payton).”

Topics and speakers include: “Social Determinants of Men’s Health (Dr. Clifford Addison, Jackson Heart Study, Jackson, MS);” “Men’s Health and Healthcare (Dr. Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men, Inc., Atlanta, GA);” “Prostate Cancer (Dr. David Tataw, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ);” “Male Preconception Care and Reproductive Life Planning (Dr. Jermane Bond, National Collaborative for Health Equity, Washington, DC). Also there will be a “Special Session on Affordable Healthcare: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” led by Deric Gilliard of the U.S., Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA.

The conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health/the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information or to register, call 601-979-1101 or email epi_institute@jsums.edu.