NHAHA 3rd national conference on Haitian health (NHAHA2006 conference)

Venue: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Health Science Education Bldg

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2006
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Content: The content of the conference will focus on the analysis of the social, political, economic and geo-political aspects of Haitian health in Canada, Dominican Republic and the United States in an effort to provide a contextual culturally relevant framework for discussing Haitian health disparities across the board. In keeping with NHAHA’s mission, the conference will also focus on the provision of information and skill-building sessions in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Mental Health; Data Collection and Sexual Health.
Format: The conference will feature the film: Once there was a country by Kimberly Green, narrated by Maya Angelou; panel presentations, plenary sessions, and skill-building workshops by providers and public health experts in Haiti and abroad.
Audience: The conference targets consumers, providers, including physicians, nurses, social workers; public health professionals, students and all those interested in Haitian health.
Goal: The goal of the conference is to initiate a dialogue between key representatives from Haiti, Dominican Republic, Montreal and the United States with the hope of connecting the dots, bridging the gaps while exploring opportunities for addressing Haitian health, not in isolation, but in inclusion.
Educational Objectives:
· Improve the cultural competency of providers serving Haitians
· Increase the understanding of Health care in Haiti in various settings
· Provide a common platform for discussing Haitian health
· Analyze and compare Haitian health across different health infrastructures
· Promote Diaspora involvement in health issues in Haiti