The next HEAT meeting will take place Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the FAMU School of Allied Health Sciences Conference Room, 103. We are grateful to FAMU for offering to host this meeting. We will discuss the launch of the HEAT Heart Health survey, an effort to understand and address heart disease among African Americans in Tallahassee. We will also consider new funding opportunities and discuss priorities for action-oriented research for health equity. Please join us!
The Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee (HEAT) will hold its next regular meeting next tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Roberts and Stevens Medical Center (1515 Old Bainbridge Rd.). Thanks to our colleagues at the Leon County Health Department for hosting this meeting.
Please join us.
Update, 10/13/10:The location for next week’s meeting has been set: We will meet at the Greater Frenchtown Revitalization Council, 421 W Georgia St. Thanks to Miaisha Mitchell for hosting.
Hold the date for the next regular HEAT meeting: October 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The location for the meeting has yet to be determined — if you are interested in hosting the meeting, please drop us a line.
We invite your input in crafting the agenda for the October meeting. After the summer break, our plan is to focus discussion on what we have accomplished to date and where we need to go next. In particular, we’d like to take stock of our work on Unnatural Causes and two HEAT spinoffs—the Food Policy Council and HEAT Heart Health—that are moving ahead with success. How can HEAT best support and integrate these projects? What are the priorities for future work? How can we ensure the sustainability of our efforts? What benchmarks should we use to gauge our success in promoting health equity?
Our work will succeed or fail by the strength of our partnerships, so please hold the date and stay tuned for more information about the meeting location. Come make your voice heard.
The next regular HEAT meeting will take place Tuesday, May 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our host this month is Dr. Melvena Wilson of Thagard Student Health Center at Florida State University. We will meet in room 249/250 of the Askew Student Life Center (SLC) on FSU’s campus. The SLC is located on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Traditions Way. Parking is available in the lot across the street. Please see the map for directions. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Please join us!
The next regular meeting of the Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee will take place on Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This month our host will be the Roberts and Stevens Medical Center, Leon County Health Department, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road (south of Tharpe Street, next to New Mt Zion AME Church). We will discuss next steps following this week’s Town Hall Meeting and viewing of Unnatural Causes in observation of National Public Health Week. We will also get updates from the food council and HEAT-BP Steering Committee and discuss future funding opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.
Please join us!
This week is National Public Health Week, and April is National Minority Health Month. HEAT and the Future Public Health Professionals of Florida A&M University will mark both occasions by hosting a Town Hall Meeting this Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. The theme of this event, which will take place at the Leon County Health Department’s Southside location (872 W Orange Avenue), is “A Call to Action.” The goal is to engage the community in a discussion about the issues, recommendations, and actions we can take to achieve greater health equity.
Feel free to download the flyer (PDF) and distribute to your networks.
US Conference on African Immigrant Health 2010 (Atlanta)
Qasimah Boston will be presenting in the US Conference on African Immigrant Health 2010 the workshop ” Public Health Policy and Programs in Ghana Addressing Health Disparities” April 7th-11th 2010 At the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel Conference Center
The Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc.24th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions (Alabama)
Miaisha Mitchell will be presenting at the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools..24th Annual Symposium on Careers in Bio Medicine….using the Unnatural Causes framework. April 15-18th 2010 , Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama.
Women of Color (WOCN) National Call To Action Institute and Conference (Louisiana)
Joyce Brown will be presenting at the WOCN National Call To Action Institute and Conference the Westin New Orleans , Canal Place Joyce will be presenting on Sexual/ Reproductive Rights, Domestic Violence , HIV and other Health Disparities.. May 11-14th
League of Women Voters (Tallahassee)
Hot topics luncheon open to the public; – May 18th; $17 lunch 11:30-1pm…location TBA
The next regular HEAT meeting will take place Tuesday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Leroy Collins Public Library (200 W. Park Avenue) in downtown Tallahassee. We will discuss the town hall meeting we are planning to wrap up Unnatural Causes events in April and get reports on the food environment and HEAT-BP projects. If there are other items you’d like to add to the agenda, please contact Lance Gravlee. We hope to see you there!
Mark your calendars for April 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., to attend Health Summit 2010, sponsored by the Leon County Health Department. The Summit, which marks the beginning of Minority Health Month, will take place at the South Side location of the Leon County Health Department (872 West Orange Avenue). For more information, please contact the LCHD Office of Minority Health (850-606-8110).
The next HEAT meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the FAMU School of Allied Health Sciences Conference Room 103. We are grateful to FAMU for offering to host this meeting. A key goal for our February meeting will be to reflect on events we organized around the local re-broadcast of Unnatural Causes in January and to discuss our next steps for building on these events. We will also discuss new funding opportunities for community capacity building, improvements to the website, and other strategies for continued development of the partnership. Please join us!