The International Black Health Conference will be the first of its kind in Canada and represents an unprecedented opportunity for a local, national and international gathering for the sole purpose of improving Black health outcomes across the African Diaspora, informing clinical practice, policy change, showcasing achievements and promising practices.
The overall goal of this conference is to develop a report outlining best practice approaches for identifying and leveraging strategic multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships and targeted knowledge mobilization approaches for addressing health disparities in diverse Black communities in Canada and globally, through research, clinical services, health policy, community mobilization and recommendations.
Therefore, the main audiences for this project include professors, researchers, students, clinicians, health policymakers, community organizations, government officials, and diverse Black communities in Canada and globally.
Oct. 6 - 8, 2023
Thu, Oct 6, 2023, 12:00 PM –
Sat, Oct 8, 2023, 6:30 PM EDT
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5
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Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Society at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, with a graduate appointment in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is also the founder of the newly created Black Health Equity Lab (The BHEL).
Dr. Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Research Director of The Safe Tennessee Project, a non- partisan, volunteer-based organization that is concerned with gun-related injuries and fatalities in America and in Tennessee.
Check out his latest book Dying of Whiteness: https://www.dyingofwhiteness.com/
International Black Health Conference: In-Person Event Oct. 6 - 8, 2023
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3J5