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The 2010 Annual Health Disparities Equity Conference

Mobilizing Voices of Change for Health Equity

This important conference will bring together members of the four University of Colorado campuses including Anschutz, downtown Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs as well as our community partners to learn, discuss, plan and advocate around health disparity issues. Our goal is to mobilize voices of change for health equity integrating basic science, translational research and advocacy work.

What: The 2010 Annual Health Disparities Equity Conference "Mobilizing Voices of Change for Health Equity
When: May 6-7 2010
Where: Anschutz Medical Campus' Tri-Visible Conference Center, P15-Research 2


May 6, 6-8 p.m., Hensel Phelps Auditorium and Atrium, Research 1 North

  • 6-7 p.m. – Leadership Reception (By Invitation Only)
  • 7-8 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dayna Matthew, JD  Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Professor of Law University of Colorado Law School, Professor, Center for Bioethics & Humanities, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Keynote Address: "Lessons from Social Science: Providng Fair Access to Healthcare for the Colorado Immigrant Population".

May 7, 7:30am - 4:30pm - Tri-Visible Conference Center, Research 2 North

    • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Check in/Breakfast
    • 8:30 – 8:35 a.m. – Welcome/Opening Remarks by Conference Chair, Chris Nyquist, MD
    • 8:35am - 8:40am - Remarks by Zen Camacho, PhD, Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion
    • 8:45am - 8:45am - Introduction of Keynote, Vice Chancellor and Dean School of Medicine, Richard Krugman, MD
    • 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. – Keynote Speaker - Terry Mills, PhD, Margaret Mitchell Marsh Dean of the Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
    • 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. – Morning Workshops          
    • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Morning Workshops
    • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch, Networking and Poster Session in Atrium Area
    • 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon Workshops
    • 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Workshops
    • 3:15 -4:30 p.m. – Conference Close-Out Workshop and Panel Discussion (Tri-Visible Conference Room)


Workshop Presentations:

   Morning Workshops 1: 10 - 10:45 a.m.

        •  American Indian Suicide Video ,Theresa Gutierrez, MS - University of Colorado Downtown Campus
        • The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities - A Medical School Curriculum, Andrea Oliver, Emily Prehem - US Dept. of Health and Human Services
        • Improving Health Literacy and Nutrition Behavior through Enhancing Computer Skills , Rachel Rey, MS, Catia Chevez, MPH - University of Colorado Denver Integrated Nutrition Education
        • Health Equity Education: Opinions of First Year Medical Students, Culturally Effective Medicine Student Interest Group MS1 Leaders and Paritosh Kaul, MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine
        • Breast Cancer in Latinas, Lisa Hines - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Campus

   Morning Workshops 2: 11 - 11:45 a.m.

        • The Community that Works Together...Stays Healthy Together: Building Healthy Communities through Civic Engagement - Nita Mosby-Henry, PhD- The Kaleidoscope Project
        • Transforming ulture Through the Art of Film and Dialogue, Tina Martelon, Kaiser Permanente and Dominic Martinez, University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus
        • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Tool for Examining Health Disparities,  Deborah Thomas, PhD - University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences
        • Bridges to Access: Bridging the Gap of Health Care Services Utilization Disparities Among Intravenous Drug Users in Denver, Colorado, Stephanie Wood, MPH - Harm Reduction Action Center: Bridges to Access
        • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer, Dr. Evelinn Borrayo and Dr. Kristin Kilbourn, University of Colorado Denver

    Afternoon Workshops 1:  1:15 - 2 p.m.

        • Moving Toward Health and Health Care Equity: Successes and Challenges for a Colorado Health Insurer, Katie Brooker, BA and Judy Zerzan, MD MPH - Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
        • Cross Cultural Communications for Health Care Professionals, Marcia Carteret, MS, Colorado's Healthcare Access Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine
        • Mobilizing Voices of Changes for Colorado Latino Cancer-Related Health Equity, Paula Espinoza, PhD - Colorado Latino Community Network Project, Colorado School of Public Health
        • Health Disparities in HIV - Infected Foreign Born Populations, Monica Carten, MD and Jose Castillo-Mancilla, MD - Foreign Born Health and HIV Initative, University of Colorado School of Medicine
        • Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart, George Ware, MS, - Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviorment, Patti Iwasaki, MSW, University of Colorado Downtown

Afternoon Worskshops 2: 2:15 - 3 p.m.

        • From Data to Community Action, Kristin Kidd, MA - University of Colorado Denver Cancer Center
        • Physical Activity Disparity: Where Are We and What Can We Do? Tim Behrens, PhD CHES, Jessica B. Hildebrand, BA (MS Candidate) - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
        • Universal Health Care as a Health Disparities Intervention, Irene Aguliar, MD - University of Colorado School of Medicine
        • Putting Information into Health Literacy: The Health Information Literacy Curriculum, Dana Abbey, MLS University of Colorado Denver
        • Engaging Community in Reducing Health Disparities, Lynda Saignaphone, Dr. Lourdes Yun and Pakou Xiong - The Asian Pacific Development Center

Conference Close-Out Session: 3:15 - 4 p.m.

        • Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teaching Equity to Advance Community Health): A Capacity Building Program from Community-Based Organizations to Achieve Health Equity, Angela Suaia, MD PhD, Elaine Belansky, PhD, Carol Kaufman, PhD, Mariana Lebezma, MS, Kris Wenzel, MS

4 - 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion - TBA

Brought to you by the Health Disparities/Equity Steering Committee


Our Member List and Contact Information: 



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Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD

 Committee Chair

Alice Bradley

Laura Argys, PhD

Angela Brega, PhD

Diane Brunson, RDH

Mark Earnest, MD, PhD

Jan Gascoigne, PhD

Jim Hagman, PhD

Rita Lee, MD

Mark Levine, MD

Angela Sauaia, MD, PhD

Michael Zinser, PhD

Regina Richards, MSW

Conference Director