MPH program presents minority health event

UIndy’s College of Health Sciences and its Master of Public Health program are collaborating with the Indiana State Department of Health on Monday to present the sixth annual Minority Health Conference.

Free and open to the public, the conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schwitzer Student Center’s UIndy Hall.

Under the theme “What You Don’t Know Can Kill,” the event aims to educate and empower community, business, education and government leaders who serve the state’s racial and ethnic minority populations to provide information on significant health issues that are not often addressed by mainstream sources.

The topics will include nutrition and healthy lifestyles, mental health, infant mortality, hepatitis, smoking and substance abuse. A special youth track from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is designed for high school students, who will attend from throughout the state.

Hosting the conference is a natural fit for UIndy, where the new Master of Public Health program is preparing health and wellness professionals to combat healthcare disparities, the preventable differences in health that occur across various populations. More information is available at www.uindy.edu/health-sciences/mph.

Online registration for the conference is available through Friday here. Attendees also may register at the conference. More info is available at (317) 233-8499.