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Public Health Symposium


From: January 28, 2011
To: January 28, 2011


Street: 209 Main Building - Lexmark Room
City: Lexington
State: Kentucky
Country: USA


A one day symposium on Friday, January 28 on public health in Appalachia and South Africa. The event is broken into three parts:

(1) history of public health in Appalachia,

(2) prominent health care issues common to Appalachia and SA (e.g., tobacco use, violence and women, cervical cancer, children’s health), and

(3) health and human rights issues focused on community health, environment and health, midwifery, and the role of unions (etc.) as they play out in the two regions.

Attending this symposium is a prominent South African public health expert named Peter Barron.  Barron is currently a consultant in the South African Ministry of Health devising a Primary Health Care strategy for South African that incorporates community involvement. He has also advised many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa about health care. Several public health experts from universities other than UK will participate (roster still being confirmed), as will faculty from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Public Health. 


10:00-11:30 a.m. -  History of Public Health in Appalachia
Presenter: Sandra Barney, Women’s Studies, Lockhaven University
Remarks: Forrest Calico, Director UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health-Danville, former CEO Appalachian Regional Healthcare

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00-3:15 p.m. - Health Care Issues Common to Appalachia and South Africa
Presenters:  Ida Susser, Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center; Bruce Behringer, Associate VP and Executive Director, Office of Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships, East Tenn State U.; Peter Barron, South African Health Care Specialist
Remarks: Mary Anglin, UK Anthropology; Claudia Hopenhayn, UK Epidemiology

3:15-3:45 p.m. - Break

3:45-5:30 p.m. - Health and Human Rights Issues
Presenters:  Michael Hendryx, Director, West Virginia Rural Health Research Center, West Virginia U.; Peter Barron, South African Health Care Specialist
Remarks: Baretta Casey, UK Health Behavior; Dwight Billing, UK Sociology

5:30-7:00 p.m. - Reception  Commonwealth House, Gaines Center for the Humanities

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