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Published in This Week on December 24, 2012

MIGMH staff attend disparities conference

Mississippi Institute for the Improvement of Geographic Minority Health (MIGMH) staff members Tekla Sanders, left, Dr. Bettina Beech, second from right, and Bridgette Booker speak with Dr. John Ruffin, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, during the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit earlier this month.

MIGMH staff had five abstracts accepted at the conference, which offered the opportunity to learn innovative and practical strategies for addressing health disparities in the Delta Region states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

During the summit, a Department of Health and Human Services effort to advance activities to eliminate health disparities by focusing on emerging science and its intersection with practice and policy, MIGMH staff networked with distinguished NIH representatives and members of the United States Congress.

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