Unity 2016 Conference

posted Mar 30, 2016, 5:18 AM by NPA RHEC   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:02 AM ]
Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes

Atlanta, Georgia | July 17-20, 2016
 
About the Conference: The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its 14th annual Unity conference July 17-20, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Unity 2016 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers. The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.” 

Unity 2016 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs and promoting healthy and happy communities. The conference will stress the importance of community health workers reducing health disparities; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

The conference will include plenary, breakout, poster, skill-building and roundtable workshop sessions. Community health workers are strongly encouraged to attend. Unity 2016 is an opportunity for community health workers to share knowledge, information and expertise with other community health workers, colleagues and policy makers.

Call for Abstracts: Community health workers and other interested parties can submit a presentation abstract proposal for consideration. The Call for Abstract Presentations is now available and can be accessed at https://usmuw.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tb9sx6yleyJR9H

If you need to submit a paper submission, please contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu for a copy of the presentation abstract form. Presentation abstract proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 28, 2016.

For more information: Please visit CSHO’s website, http://www.usm.edu/health/2016-csho-unity-conference to learn more about the conference or other exciting training opportunities. For any questions about Unity 2016, contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu.