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16th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture Webcast of the 35th Annual Minority Health Conference

Title: Place Matter to the Health of Our Nation’s Youth

Date: February 28, 2014

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Location: Nur 1.106 | School of Nursing | 1710 Red River, Austin, Texas

Speaker: Dr. Gail C. Christopher, DN, Vice President of Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Abstract: The presentation will share examples of successful youth engagement strategies and programs in which youth are change agents to address food equity, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, environmental justice and health care access. Lessons learned about working with our nation’s diverse youth as vital assets to the future of communities and this nation will be shared. …. It is becoming increasingly clear that one's zip code can have more influence on health and well-being than one's genetic code. Social determinants are created within communities. …. This presentation will highlight some innovative and promising programs and practices at community levels and do so in the context of understanding the role of social determinants of health, particularly historic and contemporary structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism. Visit the Minority Health website to learn more about the conference.

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