Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reminder: Join the OMH #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall Tomorrow

Join Us Tomorrow for OMH Town Hall

HHS Office of Minority Health 
National Minority Health Month

WHAT: HHS Office of Minority Health #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall
WHO: Featured speakers: Health Equity Partners
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
WHERE: Join us live on Twitter via @MinorityHealth

Background:  The theme for National Minority Health Month is Bridging Health Equity Across Communities, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health invites you to join us for our National Minority Health Month #NMHM17 virtual event. The #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall will take place at 1:00 PM EDT on April 12, 2017, and the live broadcast will be viewable through the OMH Twitter handle, @MinorityHealth.
During the #Bridge2Health Town Hall, we will feature stories from around the country of community-based efforts to help address social determinants of health and achieve health equity.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Yanira Cruz, President and CEO, of the National Hispanic Council on Aging. Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Carol Jimenez, JD, Acting Director, HHS Office of Minority Health, will deliver welcoming remarks.
Featured speakers include:
  • Cheryl Boyce, Executive Director (retired), Ohio Commission on Minority Health
  • Lauren Vague, Business Development Manager, UpLift Solutions, Inc.
  • Dr. Sela Panapasa, Principal Investigator, Pacific Islander Health Study, University of Michigan
  • Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Executive Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • Brandon Frechette, Coordinator, HHS OMH Youth Empowerment Program Grantee, Menominee Youth Empowerment Program
  • Dr. Paula Papanek, Principal Investigator, HHS OMH Youth Empowerment Program Grantee, Marquette University
We hope that you’ll join us online for the #Bridge2Health Twitter Town Hall, and utilize OMH resources to promote #NMHM17 throughout April. Social media messages, graphics and other resources can be found at the OMH website.

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