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UVI Institute Explores Minority Health Disparities

The Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC), a unit within the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing, will host its 8th Annual Health Disparities Institute titled “Eliminating Health Disparities in Minority Communities,” Oct. 14-16, at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort.

Health disparities refer to differences in the health status of different groups of people. Minority populations often have higher rates of certain diseases, and more deaths and suffering from them, compared to the mainstream population.

“This year’s Institute brings together experts in health policy and research from across the nation and the Caribbean to address health issues and concerns,” said Dr. Gloria Callwood, director of the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center.  “We are especially pleased to include sessions specifically targeting students, health professionals and the general public that will allow dialog with experts. I encourage everyone interested in improving health outcomes to join us.”

The Institute is a three-day mix of keynote speakers, panels, workshops, poster sessions and networking events with researchers and healthcare policy makers. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.