Join the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and nearly 400 public health professionals, policymakers, scholars, and community-based activists at this year’s PLACE MATTERS National Health Equity Conference on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, in Washington, DC. PLACE MATTERS: Exploring the Intersections of Health and Economic Justice will feature the Joint Center’s PLACE MATTERS initiative, which seeks to build the capacity of leaders around the country who are working to eliminate racial and ethnic health inequities and advance a health equity agenda.
Featured speakers are scheduled to include:
- Touré, author, NBC contributor, and co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle
- Heather McGhee, Vice President of Policy and Outreach at Demos
- David R. Williams, Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology
- The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Ayana Gregory, Singer, Dramatist, Educator and Activist
- Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham (U.K.) Medical School
- Marisela Gomez, Social Health Concepts and Practice, Inc.
- Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
For registration information and to learn more about the conference, click the REGISTER button to your right.