Ninth annual Jean Mills Health Symposium to be held Friday, March 1

WHAT:           A symposium on efforts to reduce health disparities and increase access to care for minority populations in eastern North Carolina. Presenters will use this year’s theme, “Enhancing Minority Health in the Millennium” to describe:

  • the application of social media in health and health care
  • the use of “apps” to enhance the health of citizens of NC and/or the practice of health professionals
  • the impact of environment on health and health care
  • healthcare reform after the 2012 election
  • community/campus partnerships as a vehicle to reduce health disparities

WHEN:           Friday, March 1, from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

WHERE:         Greenville Hilton

WHO:              Keynote speaker at 9:15 a.m.: Dr. Janice Probst, director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center; ECU faculty and community partners

AUDIENCE:   The Symposium is open to allied health and public health providers, community residents and lenders, nurses, dentists and oral health providers, physicians, other health care providers, faith-based organizations, ECU faculty/staff/students, and the general public.

OTHER:         To register:

Presented by the College of Allied Health Sciences in collaboration with ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation and the ECU Office of Continuing Studies.

Jean Mills earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977 and a master’s in public administration with a concentration in community health from ECU in 1984. She died from breast cancer in 2000. Amos T. Mills III, Jean’s brother, created the symposium in an effort to keep her spirit of discovery and community outreach alive.