CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS
NRHA’s Health Equity Conference
Date: May 10, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NRHA’s Health Equity Conference, formerly known as the Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Conference, is one of the National Rural Health Association’s fastest growing conferences. One of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, this event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and experts who share unique concerns and interests. This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population.
22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion-Curitiba, Brazil
Date: May 22-26, 2016
Location: Curitiba, Brazil
The conference is an international conference that focuses on promoting health and equity. The conference will be an opportunity for to create a global forum of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with the promotion of health and equity will share and discuss new knowledge, innovations, and policy.
21st International AIDS Conference
Date: 16-22 July, 2016
Location: Durban, South Africa
The biennial International AIDS Conference truly is the premier meeting where science, leadership and community meet for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV. AIDS 2016 represents a tremendous opportunity to show how much progress South Africa has made in implementing and funding evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions. Gathering in Durban, scientists, policymakers, world leaders, and people living with HIV will discuss together successes and challenges specific to that country and the current global epidemic trends. Together we will share best practices, learn from one another’s experience and develop new strategies and collaborations.
The 3rd Annual Trauma & Social Justice Conference
Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 9am – 4pm
Location: George Fox University, Oregon, USA
This year, we will examine the needs of domestic violence victims within ethnic and racial minority communities. A participant-working conference (The Trauma & Social Justice Conference recognizes that all of us are both learners and experts in effecting change. We strive to further challenge and deepen our work, as well as resource one another through guided discussions, including the sharing of our successes and challenges as new skills or calls to respond are identified.) for mental health, education, ministerial, social policy, public health & humanitarian aid professionals serving marginalized populations most vulnerable to chronic stress and trauma.
Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world. These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.”
Global Health eLearning Center
The Global Health eLearning Center offers courses aimed at increasing knowledge in a variety of global health technical areas from reproductive health to HIV/AIDS prevention.
Green Dot Anti-Violence Training
A Green Dot etc. training is distinct from a typical conference experience. In addition to learning the core curriculum, the Green Dot etc. training engages participants in skill-building and analysis focused on fostering authentic relationships, personal connection and mastery of skills and knowledge necessary for effective persuasive communication. A foundational tenet of the Green Dot etc. violence prevention strategy is the belief that we cannot expect others to engage in a process we are not willing to engage in ourselves. Toward this end, training participants should expect to engage in an in-depth examination of their personal and professional connection to the issue of violence prevention, obstacles to action, ways to learn from past efforts, and capacity development. Participants strengthen competence through experiential components including journaling, giving and receiving feedback, and small group process, practice and discussion.
The Department of Global Health at the University of Washington
The education projects by the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington offer opportunities to educate on issues of global health. Our current and emerging focus areas include: health metrics and evaluation, infectious diseases, workforce development, health system strengthening and implementation science, global environmental change, global injury and violence, global medicines safety, women, children and adolescent health, and a strong cross-cutting focus on social justice and equity.
NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice program
The goal of NACCHO’s (National Association of City and County Health Officials) Health Equity and Social Justice program is to advance the capacity of local health departments (LHDs) to confront the root causes of inequities in the distribution of disease and illness through public health practice and their organizational structure. The program’s initiatives explore why certain populations bear a disproportionate burden of disease and mortality and what social arrangements and institutions generate those inequities, in order to design strategy to eliminate them. NACCHO’s Health Equity and Social Justice initiatives include an online course for those in the public health workforce, a project linking public health initiatives and community organizing, a toolkit for public health and social justice, and publications tailored for local health departments.