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Minority Health Conference (MHC)

The Minority Health Conference is a yearly gathering where professionals and students from allied health fields come together to uncover and focus on eliminating the health challenges encountered by marginalized populations. This conference seeks not only to shed light on health inequities that persist in marginalized communities, but to also build a task force of emerging leaders and professionals to address these issues at the local, regional, and national levels.

2024 Theme

This year's theme is Holistic Health: Moving Beyond Medicinal Care and Healing the Whole Self.

Holistic Health encompasses focusing on a patient beyond the medicinal aspect and taking into account a person's physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. We aim to bring attention to all components of an individual and learn about how our current healthcare system integrates the overall wellness of an individual with medicine. We hope to bring about new and engaging conversations around this topic in the public health field as it shifts to a more preventative care focus.

How to get involved: Keep checking back to this page or check out social media to stay up to date on further announcements and timelines for abstract/research submissions and registration deadlines.

The MHC Planning Committee is proud to announce that this year's conference will be held in person at Student Center West on Thursday April 4, 2024 from 10AM-3PM. The conference is proud to host a panel of knowledgeable and diverse academics, a distinguished keynote speaker, and several workshops that will include student, faculty, and community member's research.

Call for Abstracts! 2024 Minority Health Conference Heading link

The 2024 Minority Health Conference is now accepting Abstract Submissions. The opportunity to submit abstracts is open to all students, faculty, and researchers with relevant and related research on this year’s theme. Abstract submissions close on Sunday, February 4th at 11:59pm.

Submit Here

Minority Health Conference Chair | 2023-2024 Heading link

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Noorulain Arif, MHA

Hello! I am a first year MHA student with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration. I received my undergraduate degree here at UIC, where I majored in Integrated health studies with a minor in mathematics. I aim to help underrepresented communities combat health inequities. For this year’s conference I wanted to focus on the re-emerging idea of holistic health, and how medicine needs to be integrated with factors that affect the whole individual. This year’s theme of “Holistic Health: Moving Beyond Medicinal Care and Healing the Whole Self”, encompasses anything that can affect an individuals physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. I hope you all join us at the conference and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me or interact with our socials linked below!

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Marketing committee 2023

Marketing

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2023 programming committee

Programming

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outreach committee members

Outreach

UIC Minority Health Conference - 2022 Video Playlist Heading link

Click here to access the complete playlist.