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Meetings and Conferences in Central Florida
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Medicare Speaks 2017
This event occurs September 14-15 in Jacksonville at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center.
Select Education and Medicare Speaks 2017.
You can register through our online training website, First Coast University, at www.fcsouniversity.com. If you don’t already have a free training account with us, just click on the Request a new account hyperlink.
Florida Health Grand Rounds - Paths to Health Equality
The Florida Health Grand Rounds will be a monthly webinar presentation (during the fall and spring semesters) given by a researcher from one of Florida’s colleges or universities and hosted by the Florida Department of Health. The topics will have a broad focus, touching on emerging, innovative, and cross-cutting areas of public health. Department staff as well as researchers and staff from Florida’s colleges and universities are invited to attend.
The goals of the Florida Health Grand Rounds are to:
Provide department staff with the opportunity to learn about various topics and research in public health being carried out by Florida’s top researchers
Create an environment where department staff and college and university researchers can interact, leading to an exchange of ideas and collaborative partnerships
Provide an opportunity for Florida researchers to highlight and share their work with department staff, leading to a more efficient transition into public health practice
Paths to Health Equity: Overcoming Health Disparities in Florida
September 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., ET
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Room 301
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Presented by George Rust, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM
Florida State University
Professor and Director
Center for Medicine and Public Health
Continuing education credits will be available for nurses and physicians.
Health disparities are a pervasive and persistent cause of preventable suffering and death, as well as excess costs. For example, we could save a baby’s life almost every day in Florida if we could eliminate the black-white infant mortality gap (348 excess infant deaths per year). This session will explore multifactorial root causes of health disparities in Florida and the U.S., ranging from social “determinants” and structural inequalities to health behaviors, as well as healthcare access and quality.