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BYU sponsors Global Family Health Conference April 13

Focusing on social determinants of health

On Tuesday, April 13, international experts in global health will come together when Brigham Young University hosts the annual Global Family Health Conference, “Global Issues, Domestic Solutions,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BYU Conference Center.

Sir Michael Marmot, chair of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health, will be the keynote speaker. Sir Marmot is also the author of the Whitehall Studies, which first demonstrated the link between social status and health. Another featured speaker will be Socorro Gross–Galiano, assistant director of the Pan American Health Organization.

Registration for the conference is available at ce.byu.edu/cw/gfh or by calling 801-422-8925.

Despite improvements in science, medicine and research, inequalities in health and disparities in health outcomes within and between nations continue to persist. During the BYU conference, specific policy and practice strategies that have been proven to be effective in promoting, achieving and sustaining the health of the family, particularly mothers, newborns and children will be discussed.

For more information, contact Len Novilla, 422-9356, len_novilla@byu.edu or Michael Barnes, 422-3327, michael_barnes@byu.edu.

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