Mobilizing Community Resources to Achieve Health Equity During a Global Pandemic Community Conference

Mobilizing Community Resources to Achieve Health Equity During a Global Pandemic conference   will be held Saturday, August 15,  from | 8 a.m.to  3:15 p.m. by way of ZOOM.  

It is the third  annual, community-based multidisciplinary gathering focused on the goal of building a culture of health as the cornerstone of a plan to end health disparities among African Americans in Buffalo. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made health inequities even more pronounced. Join healthcare professionals, community leaders, community members, advocates, and faculty for a day devoted to deepening our understanding of how social determinants affect health outcomes and health research in the African American community and in other underrepresented groups.

The event is co-sponsored  by the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UB Community Health Equity Research Institute, and the Buffalo Center for Health Equity.  Power 96.5. is the media sponsor.

Participants include three keynote speakers Alan J. Lesse, MD;      RADM Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS, ;and Raul Vazquez, MD,  CEO, G-Health Enterprises          

Aditional participants include: George Nicholas, MDiv Co-Convener, African American Health Equity Task Force and  Chair, Buffalo Center for Health Equity; Rita Hubbard Robinson, JD, Associate Director, UB Community Health Equity Research Institute; Heather Orom, PhD, Associate Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,;  and Pastor Kinzer M. Pointer,Co-Convener, African American Health Equity Task Force

   George Nicholas, MDiv, will deliver closing remarks.