The 2017 Interprofessional Education & Practice Conference Addressing Health Disparities is themed "Closing the Gap: Accelerating Health Equity for our Nation and Global Communities."
Hosted by the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, the two day event will take place on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Howard University's Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.
The mission of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is to provide exemplary educational experiences in health care to an ethnically diverse population of students with high scholarship and leadership potential. Furthermore, Howard University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are committed to the development of distinguished, historically-aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world.
To lead in the advancement of healthcare and health equality, locally and globally.
Our target audience consists of practicing health professionals i.e. nurses, pharmacists, physicians, nutritionists/dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, radiation therapists, speech language pathologists, health information systems professionals, etc. Faculty and students from colleges and universities that offer health professional programs are encouraged to attend.
- Empower health care professionals and students to become “Health Disparities Champions.”
- Impart the integration of principles and practices to identify and reduce health disparities in practice and in educational design.
- Break the cycle of health disparities by utilizing the next generation of informed and empowered health care practitioners.
- To inform participants on current health disparities issues in the United States and abroad.
- To equip participants with equitable solutions to help reduce health disparities.
- To engage faculty to integrate an understanding of health disparities into course design.