The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host the 22nd annual National Health Equity Research Webcast on June 7, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the UNC School of Social Work’s Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium.
The live-audience webcast, presented in collaboration with numerous institutional partners, is an interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health, policy and diversity through panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with experts. It aims to disseminate knowledge about health disparities and their impact upon local and global communities.
This year’s topic, “Political Power, Policy and Health Equity,” will feature a panel of three nationally recognized health equity advocates, moderated by Mr. Thomas W. Ross, president emeritus of The University of North Carolina.
Speakers will discuss the importance of policy for advancing health equity and the importance of political power for policy development and implementation. They also will examine factors that influence distribution of political power, including public relations, media and lobbying, partisan voter redistricting (see Tom Ross’ work), voter disqualification, accessibility of polling times and places, handling of absentee and provisional ballots, vote counting irregularities, etc.
Both the in-studio audience participation and live video-streaming are free, but registration is required to participate.
Learn more on the event website.
The webcast will be archived for those unable to attend or stream the live event.
[Photo: Health Equity Research presenters (clockwise, from top left) include Mr. Tom Ross, president emeritus of the UNC system and professor at UNC and Duke University; Ms. Mildred Thompson, senior director of PolicyLink; Ms. Lydia Camarillo, vice president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; and Ms. Malia Villegas, director of the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center]