Thursday, September 20, 2018
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) 2018 Health Equity Summit: Building Healthy and Resilient Communities
This conference will be held at Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street Providence, RI, Thursday, September 20th, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jointly Provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Rhode Island Department of Health
The 2018 Health Equity Summit: Building Healthy and Resilient Communities, provides individuals from all walks of life with the opportunity to come together to learn about and discuss
current and emerging issues affecting health equity in our state. Health equity means everyone has fair and just opportunity to be healthier. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty,
discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and healthcare.
The Summit will highlight current efforts to advance community well-being across Rhode Island, showcase best practices to promote health equity throughout the region, and feature
the regional launch of the 2018-2019 Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) President's Challenge.
1. Strengthening community-led, place-based approaches like RI Health Equity Zones
Link for more on the Health Equity Zones Initiative - www.health.ri.gov/hez
2. Promoting positive social connectivity
3. Improving community resilience.
Healthcare providers, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, multicultural organizations, substance abuse and mental health service providers, community health workers, higher education, community activists, businesses, emergency response personnel, youth organizations, and local, statewide, and regional government agencies.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
• Promote a shared framework for advancing health equity;
• Explore recent progress and emerging opportunities and challenges related to addressing health disparities.
• Showcase regional, state, and local policy initiatives, systems change, and strategic practices that support the advancement of health equity.
• Renew their call to action through cross-sector collaborations, partnerships, and networking opportunities.
-Fee includes breakfast & lunch
Early Registration Fee now available - $30.00
After August 15th, Registration Fee - $40.00
Please note that there may be multiple registration amounts below.
"Group Rate" is reserved for organizations who have already talked with the CME office
and arranged to pay for multiple individuals with one card. Please do not choose these group rates
unless you have talked with the Brown CME Office.
Cancellations / substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME office (CME@Brown.edu) at least two weeks prior to the conference,
no later than 9/11/18. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for "no shows"). No additional charge for substitutions.
A limited number of scholarships are available to support community members to attend the Health Equity Summit. To see if you qualify for financial assistance, contact Denise.Marte@health.ri.gov
The Omni Providence Hotel is providing a special conference rate for Health Equity Summit attendees. For more information, see here.
Register to attend the session at the Department of Health below.
CE Information pending
The program is not approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
The Alpert Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.