The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health’s Department of Health Services Policy and Management and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will host the 12th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture, which is free and open to the public, on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street Columbia, S.C.).
Dr. Doris Browne is the 118th President of the National Medical Association (NMA) and the President and CEO, Browne and Associates, LLC (BAI), a health consultancy company that manages programs addressing national and global health disparities. BAI provides education, training, disease prevention consultation and a comprehensive worksite wellness programs to its clientele.
Congressman James E. Clyburn, along with Senator Ernest F. Hollings, was instrumental in securing funding to establish the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities in 2003. The Institute created a lecture to honor Congressman Clyburn. The Health Dispartities Lecture was established as a mechanism to allow national and regional health disparities researchers, public health researchers, practice professionals, policy makers and community leaders to share their findings, best practices, and lessons learned with students, faculty, and the community, in order to facilitate research and community engagement efforts focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities. Since its inception, the Lecture has been well attended by local government officials, the university’s faculty, staff and students and the community.