Geographic Health Equity Symposium

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Geographic Health Equity Symposium

The 2 nd Annual Geographic Health Equity Symposium will spotlight historical information and new trends related to place-based health equity measures to reduce tobacco use, increase cancer screening opportunities and highlight case studies that address health equity.

· Optimal Health for Cancer Survivors: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How presented by Kathryn E. Weaver, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine
· Drafting Effective Tobacco-Free Policies in Southern States & Rural Areas presented by Mike Freiberg, JD, Staff Attorney at Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
· Tobacco-Related Disparities at Point of Sale and Promising Policy Solutions presented by Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
· Implementing a Coalition Model to Support Environmental Change presented by Dave Shavel, MBA, CADCA Consultant and Carla Strom, MLA, Health Equity Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
· GIS Mapping Training presented by Christopher Fulcher, PhD, Co-Director of Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES)

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Kurt M. Ribisl, is professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Control at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is evaluating and improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use, with a particular emphasis on policy and information technology. He specializes in studying policy issues related to the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the Internet. He has researched tobacco product marketing, pricing, promotions, and youth access, as well as use of geographic information systems (GIS) in tobacco control. He received his doctorate in community psychology from Michigan State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Location: Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
No cost to attend, preregistration required