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Science of Health Equity Summit

Join the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) at the University of Iowa for their second annual "Science of Health Equity" Summit. 

Date

Thursday, April 5, 2018 

Time

9 AM - 1:30 PM

Location

University of Iowa College of Public Health Building
145 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246

Keynote Speakers 

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Dr. Kathleen Call graduated with her PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on access to health care and health insurance among disparity populations; how well health insurance translates into equitable access to health care, and developing community-driven solutions to overcome the barriers that people face to accessing health care. She is a professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and is the co-director of the School of Public Health’s Healthy Equity Work Group. Community advocate and consultant, Dr. Farhiya Farah, will join Dr. Call for this talk.

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Dr. Farhiya Farah received her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences and is a Senior Consultant at GlobeGlow Consulting and Research, Inc. in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Her work includes the provision of consulting services in multiple public health arenas including food safety training, ethnic food business, community based participatory research work, healthy homes and lead poison prevention policy, and grant Development. She has been very involved in her community and serves as a liaison between the Somali Community in Minneapolis-St. Paul area and the University of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Public Health Department, and other community groups and organizations in the area.