Thursday, April 19, 2012

USA Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Hosts 2012 Symposium

From left to right: Dr. Errol Crook, director of the USA Center for Healthy Communities; Dr. Michael O. Minor, event speaker and champion of faith-based health and wellness mobilization; and Ronnie O'Brien Rice, M.A., research coordinator for the USA Center for Healthy Communities

The University of South Alabama Center of Excellence hosted its 2012 Symposium on April 13, 2012.

The symposium, titled “Community and Academia: Partners for Eliminating Health Disparities and Promoting Equity in Care,” was held at Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center in Mobile.

The symposium provided a forum to foster meaningful dialogue between community members, community agencies and organizations, and USA faculty, staff and students. The dialogue centered on issues of importance to health disparate groups of the Mobile community.

The event featured Dr. Michael O. Minor, a champion of faith-based health and wellness mobilization.

Dr. Minor
As a community organizer for nearly 20 years, Dr. Minor has worked on community empowerment, non-profit business development, and faith-based initiative issues. He currently serves as the undershepherd of the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Hernando, Miss., and is the national director for health and human services of the National Baptist Convention.

The University of South Alabama Center of Excellence for Health Disparities is a federally funded program to aid institutions which address the inequality of health care within their community and region. To learn more, click here.

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