Unity Conference July 17-20 in Atlanta, GA

Contact: Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson
(601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Unity 2016 Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia – Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Eq
uity and Improving Outcomes

The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold its 14th annual Unity conference July 17-20, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Unity 2016 is a national conference designed for and about community health workers. The theme for this year’s conference is “Community Health Workers: Social Change Agents Advancing Health Equity and Improving Outcomes.”

Unity 2016 will address the role community health workers play in creating access to care, reducing care costs, and promoting healthy and happy communities. The conference will stress the importance of community health workers reducing health disparities; promoting social justice; shaping policy and practice; return on investment; and methods of overcoming barriers to CHW program success.

The conference will include plenary, breakout, poster, skill-building, and roundtable workshop sessions. Community health workers are strongly encouraged to attend. Unity 2016 is an opportunity for community health workers to share knowledge, information, and expertise with other community health workers, colleagues, and policy makers. For more information on the conference, or to link to the conference agenda, please visit CSHO’s website, www.usm.edu/csho after March 3rd to learn more about the conference or other exciting training opportunities. For any questions about Unity 2016, contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu.

Community health workers and other interested parties can submit a presentation abstract proposal for consideration. The Call for Abstract Presentations is now available and can be accessed at https://usmuw.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2tb9sx6yleyJR9H.
If you need to submit a paper submission, please contact Dr. Susan Mayfield-Johnson at (601) 266-6266 or susan.johnson@usm.edu for a copy of the presentation abstract form. Presentation abstract proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 28, 2016.

Midtown Atlanta, heart of the arts, is known for its multicultural heritage, history, and delectable cuisines. By day, enjoy outdoor recreation, shopping and art galleries (and conference sessions). By night, catch award-winning performances, mouth-watering meals, nightlife, and top entertainers. Atlanta is an exciting place for a conference. Be sure to mark your calendars now to join us in Atlanta, Georgia for Unity 2016.

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