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do not send electronic mail to the e-mail address listed below.
You may contact the Office of Minority Health in writing
at 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin A25, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1746.
You may contact us by email at
MinorityHealth@doh.state.fl.us or by calling (850) 245-4941.
Our fax number
is (850) 245-4124.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH), Office of Minority
Health (OMH) 2008 Minority Health Disparities Summit’s theme is “Bridging the
Gap: Embracing Solutions to Eliminate Health Barriers.” The Summit will
examine health barriers that contribute to health disparities. The goal of the
Summit is to present solutions and/or interventions to these barriers to help
bridge the health gap in Florida.
View the Minority Health Disparities Summit Press Release here.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was established within the Department of Health in 2004,
Florida Statute 20.43 (9). The office is responsible for the coordination of the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Closing the Gap Grant Program,
Florida Statute 381.7651-381.7356, Florida Healthy People 2010 Program, and the State Partnership Grant Program. These programs address health disparities among Florida's racial and ethnic populations.
Mission of Florida Office of Minority Health
"To provide leadership in improving minority health and reducing health disparities through education, collaboration, mobilization and coordination statewide."
- Examine barriers that contribute to health disparities.
- Present innovative interventions, strategies and solutions to health
- Increase knowledge and awareness of public and private health disparities
programs that address Maternal & Infant Mortality, Diabetes, Cancer, HIV/AIDS,
Immunization, Oral Health Care, Cardiovascular Disease, and Mental Health.
- Present current research findings, statistics and recommendations concerning
racial and ethnic health care disparities.
Topics for the 2008 Minority Health Disparities Summit
- Socioeconomic Conditions
- Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate
- Increasing the Number of Minorities in Healthcare Professions
- Improving Health Data for Minority Groups
- Adequate Insurance for Minority
- Institutional Racism and Bias in the Healthcare System
- Increasing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials
View session description from the 2008 Summit by clicking on each breakout
Posters will be presented at the Summit on the mornings of August 14th and
August 15th at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.
Poster topics are relevant to one of the identified health disparities:
adult and child immunizations, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes,
HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant mortality, or oral health care. Other areas of
interest may include socioeconomic conditions, mental health, access to quality
care, cultural competency, minorities in health care professions and clinical
trials, culturally and linguistically appropriate services, health literacy and
bias and prejudices in the health care system.
Presenter attendance is limited to the poster session only without Summit
registration. Poster presenters are encouraged to attend the remainder of the
Summit by registering to attend sessions and enjoy meals. Registration for the
Summit begins in June. Registration information is outlined below.Attendees
The 2008 Minority Health Disparities Summit will bring together a wide range of local, state, federal and territorial governmental agencies and private-sector partners. Our target constituents include:
- Closing the Gap and State Partnership Grant Program grantees;
- Federal, state and local public health professionals;
- Managers, directors, and executives from affiliated health professional associations;
- Health professional associations and consultant partners in prevention and control activities and programs;
- Managers, directors and executives from health management organizations;
- Physicians, nurses, nutritionists, dietitians, pharmacists, and health educators;
- Representatives from special interest groups and industry;
- Academic and research staffs from educational institutions; and
- Undergraduate and post-graduate students in health-related fields.
- Health Director for the City of New Orleans Kevin U. Stephens, Sr., M.D.,
- National Minority Quality Forum Executive Director Gary Puckrein,
- Founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists and Minority
Health Institute Richard A. Williams, M.D.
- Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Director and
Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at
University of Louisville Adewale Troutman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
You are invited to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor or vendor at the 2008 Florida Minority Health Disparities Summit. View
(PDF, 94 KB) for additional information. View the
2007 Minority Health Disparities Summit Fact Sheet (PDF, 65
KB) for more information about the last year's summit.
The registration fee, including lunch, is $100.00 for the Florida Minority
Health Disparities Summit. ($110 after July 18th)
Early registration ends July 18th.
After July 18th, registration fees will
increase by an additional $10. Online registration ends on August 4th. From
August 4th to 8th, individuals may register by phone at (813) 929-1000. After August
8th, individuals will have to register on-site for a fee of
$115.00. Continuing education contact hours will be offered for select sessions by
Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center.
Venue Information and Details
Host Hotel Accommodations
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 871-1234 or (800) 233-1234
Room Rates: $117.00 per night: single/double
$149.00 per night: triple $174.00 per night: quad
Cut-off date for room rates is July 18, 2008.
Check-in time: 3 p.m.
Check-out time: 12 p.m.
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