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42nd Annual Minority Health Conference: Body & Soul
February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am
The Minority Health Conference, which is the largest and longest-running student-led health conference in the country, aims to raise awareness around minority health and mobilize students, academics and community members to take action for change. The conference was founded and is led by students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
This year’s theme is Body & Soul: The Past, Present, and Future of Health Activism.
Body and Soul is based on the recognition health does not only refer to one’s physical body but rather the whole person. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” There is great significance in acknowledging and tending to individuals’ mental and social well-being. It is important that public health work focuses on the whole person rather than just their physical well-being. In today’s society, the stigmas around mental health are slowly being replaced with people openly talking about their experiences in therapy. Many people rely on their connections with spirituality to improve their health. The conversations about health have become multi-faceted, and public health work should reflect these changes.
Health activism is not a new phenomenon in this country. This year’s conference will focus on the activism that is currently taking place in the public health community while paying homage to the activism of those that came before us.
$80/Full Registration Fee Attendee
$25/Planning Committee Member
$25/Senior Citizen (65+)
$25/Student ($10 until December 31)