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Media Advisory: Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center to Host Public Health Symposium PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Contact Jeannie Peng - 601.266.5568   

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WHAT: The Southern Mississippi Area Health Education Center (SMAHEC) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host this year's Public Health Symposium Aug. 29.

• 10 a.m. -- Health Policy Development in Mississippi - Therese Hanna, executive director of the Mississippi Center for Health Policy

• 11:15 a.m. -- Mobile Medical Health Services: *An Emerging Clinical System Optimal for at-risk children and their families - Dr. Persharon Dixon, a pediatrician sponsored by Coastal Family Health

• 1:15 p.m. -- Osteopathic Medicine in Mississippi: New Partnerships - Dr. Michael Murphy and Dr. Darrell Lovins,  William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

• 2:30 p.m. -- Health Equity: Right, or Privilege? - Dr. Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, associate professor in the Southern Miss Department of Community Health Sciences in the College of Health and founder of My Mother's Heart foundation

WHERE:  Thad Cochran Center

SPECIFICS: The SMAHEC Health Symposium will feature experts in health policy, clinical care and the impact that socio-economic status has on people's health. Speakers will address what comes next in prevention and solutions to solving those problems.

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