Upcoming Events

GDavis Production and The American Diabetes Association Presents "MAMA's GIRLS 2

Co-Sponsored by The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Over the last 21 years Garrett Davis of GDavis Productions has been presenting some of the funniest urban theatre productions for audiences of all ages. The Forget Me Not Project raises the awareness of the issues that affect the minority community through the performing arts with award winning productions written, directed and produced by award winning playwright Garrett Davis since 2009. The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity of WFBH is happy to announce that along with the American diabetes Association we are proud to co-sponsor Garrett’s latest play Mama’s Girls 2: Sugar Ain’t Sweet, this play discusses the epidemic of diabetes in our community. 

                                              MAMA's Girls Flyer - New
Listen to the radio spot here


PHA summer webinar series about racism's impact on health and disparities.

The recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today.* Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism's impact on health and disparities.  (more)


WFBMC UMMC Collaboration

A new collaboration between two programs dedicated to eliminating health disparities, both named for female black civil rights leaders, isn’t your traditional agreement.

“So many groups work in silos,” said Dr. Bettina Beech, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate vice chancellor of rural health and health disparities and professor of family medicine and pediatrics.

She says that won’t be the case in a budding research relationship between UMMC’s Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity in Winston-Salem, N.C. The two entities have recently signed what’s called a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, that details their plans to together perform health disparities research across multiple platforms. (more)

The Ninth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

September 25-28, 2017
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Present your work to leading cancer health disparities researchers from around the world. Submit your abstract today. Abstracts will be selected for poster presentations and the most highly-rated abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations in the special “Hot Topics” session. For the latest program and speaker updates, click on the link below to visit the conference webpages.

Scholar-in-Training award applications are being accepted from AACR Associate Members in good standing. Renew your membership or join today to be eligible to submit an award application and to take advantage of reduced registration rates for this conference.

SAVE THE DATE! 10th National Conference on Health Disparities

 May 3-6, 2017
JW Marriott New Orleans
Reducing Health Disparities Through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities
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