Join us on June 18th, 2016 at 2pm for the 2016 AGM with keynote speakers: Dr. Josephine Etowa and Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch.
What are the social determinants of health and how are they relevant for people of African descent? What steps do we need to take to ensure our health needs are met?
Join HAAC on June 18th to discuss this important health topic and hear from community members who are actively working to make our health needs a priority.
Light refreshements will be served.
Josephine B. Etowa, PhD MN BScN RM RN FWACN, is a Full Professor and Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and a founding member, and past president of the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC). Her program of research which is grounded in over twenty-five years of clinical practice in the areas of maternal-newborn and child health (MNCH), and in public health nursing include studies that examine the worklife experiences of nurses from various social locations.
Barb Hamilton-Hinch, PhD MA BEd BScR is a professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. She has experience working with a number of populations, particularly the African Nova Scotian community, LGBTQQ community, and Persons with (dis)Abilities. Her research interests are in exploring and examining research which addresses the needs and gaps of populations on the margins. She sits on a number of committees in an advisory role to improve access and retention of African Nova Scotians in the Health Professions and is actively involved in a number of community groups.