Virtual Women’s Health Awareness Conference

The seventh annual Women’s Health Awareness Conference will be held virtually Saturday, April 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This free and popular wellness conference has helped more than 3,000 women and their families in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and beyond by offering educational seminars, health resources, and medical screenings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be virtual.

The theme for this year’s gathering is “Race and Health: Changing the Narrative, Reaching for Equity” and will feature a keynote address by writer and medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington. Ms Washington authored the award-winning book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present and will discuss her latest work, A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind.

Office of Human Research and Community Engagement, led by Joan Packenham, PhD, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the lead sponsor of this event. Co-sponsors include Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Department of Public Health at North Carolina Central University.

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For more information on the Women’s Health Awareness Conference webinars, visit Accommodations for Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Office of Human Research and Community Engagement at 984-287-4414 or TTY users should contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.

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