14th Annual Unity Conference July 17-20, 2016 – Community Health Workers & Social Justice

The Center would like to share a conference announcement for July 2016 via our Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) 2013 alum Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson ~

The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its 14th annual Unity conference July 17-20, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia.  Unity 2016 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.”

Unity 2016 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs, and promoting healthy and happy communities.  The conference will stress the importance of community health workers reducing health disparities; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

Community health workers and other interested parties can submit a presentation abstract proposal for consideration.  The Call for Abstract Presentations is now available and can be accessed at https://usmuw.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tb9sx6yleyJR9H.

For more information, please visit CSHO’s website after March 3rd to learn more about the conference or other exciting training opportunities.  For any questions about Unity 2016, contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu.

Additional details available via the event press release (PDF).

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