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January 7, 2016

Highlights from the 2015 Arizona Health Equity Conference

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The 2nd Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference was a great success with approximately 315 attendees and glowing evaluation feedback. Mayo Clinic, through support from the Office of Health Disparities Research and CCaTS, was one of 13 planning organizations who came together to collaboratively plan this event. The event, which took place on October 29, 2015 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, attracted leaders from across the state. It highlighted the current health equity research, practice, and policy efforts taking place in Arizona and facilitated innovative collaborations among new partners. All populations and disease topics were addressed, including special panels focused on Native American health, African American health, faith-based initiatives, and research-clinical breakouts.

Attendees included physicians, nurses, researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, social workers, and non-profit partners. The Mayo Clinic team included Dr. Scott Leischow (Lead Conference Advisor), Dr. Bill Stone (Opening Remarks), Dr. Kenneth Poole (Breakout Speaker), Marion Kelly (Conference Emcee), Farhia Omar and Chara Chamie (Conference Planning Committee).

We encourage you to save the date for next year’s conference, which will take place on Thursday, October 27 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix Arizona. Click here for more information.



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