Spotlight: Prevention: The Great Equalizer

Spotlight: Prevention: The Great Equalizer

Date Published:
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Public health achievements have vastly improved the quality of life and life expectancy of people around the world. In celebration of National Public Health Week (April 2 - 8), the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services will present a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Dialogue for a Healthier Community, Monday, April 2, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in the UNC Charlotte Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Brad Wilson, president and CEO of BCBSNC, will present opening remarks, followed by a keynote lecture titled "Prevention: The Great Equalizer," by Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Leandris C. Liburd, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A. A reception will take place from 7:30 - 8:30 PM.

Liburd has decades of experience in community health, health disparities and social determinants of health. She provides agency leadership, direction, and accountability for CDC’s policies and programs to ensure they are effective at improving minority health and achieving health equity. Liburd also serves as the agency lead in coordinating CDC engagement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other federal agencies, national organizations and the public on issues of health equity.

The free, public event is sponsored by BCBSNC. Complimentary parking will be available for the first 150 guests to RSVP.

UNC Charlotte’s National Public Health Week activities provide opportunities to engage the public, community partners, students, faculty, and alumni in exploring and discussing critical public health issues.