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15th annual UIC Minority Health Conference

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The 15th annual UIC Minority Health Conference will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 10am to 3pm at UIC Student Center West (828 S. Wolcott Avenue). This year’s theme is “Holistic Health: Moving Beyond Medical Care and Healing the Whole Self” which encompasses focusing on a patient beyond the medicinal aspect and taking into account a person’s physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. This theme aims to bring attention to all components of an individual and explore how the current US healthcare system integrates the overall wellness of an individual with medicine.

The conference will host several exciting speakers–including keynote speaker Dr. Terry Mason–as well as meaningful workshops and excellent research from students, faculty and community members. Through this event, organizers hope to bring about new and engaging conversations around the topic of holistic health in the public health field as it shifts to a more preventative care focus.

The Minority Health Conference is a yearly gathering where professionals and students from allied health fields come together to uncover and focus on eliminating the health challenges encountered by marginalized populations. This conference seeks not only to shed light on health inequities that persist in marginalized communities, but to also build a task force of emerging leaders and professionals to address these issues at the local, regional and national levels.

Doors will open at 9am on April 4 for name tag distribution and check-in. The event will begin promptly at 10am. Lunch will be served at 12:30pm.


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