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Agenda

April 27, 2019 | 8AM - 5PM

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

301.890 2991

Agenda - expand to see objectives

Registration
Light Breakfast

Finding the right research / clinical trials partner and why it is important to people of color
Explain the steps for qualifying for the patience assistance program
Addressing vaccines
Highlighting clinical trials advancement in cancer

Strategies and best practice for community capacity building and mobilization
Strategies and best practices for community-based and community-led initiatives that can address social determinants and health disparities
Recommendations for improving healthcare quality and standard of care [racial and health equity] for less served populations.

Highlight your most recent and / or successful health initiative or project in the DC metropolitan area. How can the audience be involved? [screening, research, clinical trials, training, workshops, lectures, publications, conferences, media campaigns, etc.]

Addressing family health across the life span from cradle to grave by discussing the health and social impact of immigrants and women of color.
Overcoming challenges and lessons learned while addressing HIV-AIDS, breast and cervical cancer, maternal childcare, high-risk pregnancy and domestic abuse.
Recommendations and overview of public policy to improve social determinants of health using DC Healthy Start Program as prototype.

Overcoming challenges and lessons learned while addressing health and racial equity (men in prison, veterans, gay / bi-sexual men, re-entry population)
Improving knowledge, attitude and behaviors of men of color toward health issues including cancer, HIV-AIDS /STD, mental health, substance abuse, suicide, violence
Share best practice and strategies in community- based / community- led initiatives that address the social determinants of health and health disparities using programs (Rights of Passage, Fatherhood Initiatives, Parenting Program, etc).
The Health Impact of the inherent stress of being a Black Male in America.

Describe factors that contribute to a successful proposal application.
Address corporate responsibility, funding cycle, 2019-2020 funding goal.
Address the importance of collaboration & partnership including public-private and/or academic-community partnership.
Highlight health initiatives funded or supported locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

Share how cancer survivors can reconnect with their inner self and avoid mental and physical isolation.
Discuss how families and caregivers thrive, find meaning & maintain hope in face of challenges of caring for a love one
Connection between cultural stereotypes and stigma, religious belief and practice, spirituality and the willingness to accept Western medicine in the African immigrant community
Planning for life changes including estate planning and medical Power of Attorney

Overview of state of dental care in the DMV area for immigrant and minority population (dental coverage, cost and policy, pain reduction eg. opioid crisis)
Best practices in oral healthcare and community health to improve dental care for cancer, diabetes and HIV-AIDS patients
Best practices / strategies for improving the quality of education, training and dental practice for future dentists
Highlight oral health community-based initiatives, dental practices and academic instruction available in the DMV area

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