Underrepresented Youth in Healthcare Conference

By HPLANS

Health Pathways for Latinx, African-American, and Native Students

"It’s high time to tap into brilliant minds that transcend social categories, minds that can overcome hardships, minds that can solve problems, minds that are not defined by skin color, gender or social background."

- Dr. Jen’nan Read

Conference Goals

Educate students on health disparities impacting their communities and how they can help.

Introduce underrepresented minority students to various healthcare fields and how to succeed in these fields.

Offer students the opportunity to network with URM students currently pursuing healthcare careers.

Why is this important?

Getting More Minority Medical Professionals

African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up a quarter of the U.S. population but only 6 percent of doctors. There is currently a push to get more minorities working in the medical field.

What Is Health Equity, and Why Does It Matter?

David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, talks about health equity and its importance.

Dr. Camara Jones Explains the Cliff of Good Health

Everyone should have the opportunity to achieve good health. But, as Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones explains through her cliff analogy, that’s often not the case.