TAGRI-II: Reducing Health Disparities

Date & Time: 
Fri, 11/05/2021 - 9:00am to Sat, 11/06/2021 - 5:00pm

The annual TAGRI-II conference kicks off Nov. 5, tackling issues of health disparities and connecting researchers, health workers, and the community in this important discussion. Join an open dialogue as participants transit through a unique space of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) communication where dedicated, pro-active communities and community health leaders converse with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leaders, physicians, and basic scientists who share their commitment to reduce health disparities.

Day 1.5 – Genomics & Health Disparities Research Outreach Messaging: The Commitment

  • NIH leaders dedicated to advancing US and global health equity share experiences and thoughts
  • Experts engaged in leading-edge methods to drive outcomes, deliverables, e.g. AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Researchers committed to addressing genomics research fears (e.g., ELSI, Ethical, Legal, Social Implications)
  • Innovators engaged in thought, theory, discovery (e.g., tools: early detection cancer, disparities in diabetes)
  • Vendor, Donor Resource: highly selective relevant purpose-intended vendors (e.g., GoodHealthTV®, their narrow-cast network in waiting rooms throughout Indian Country) 
  • Poster Session: Transdisciplinary nexus: medicine, science, translation, and community engagement research

Day 2 – Community Outreach Messaging: But what of the mistrust?

  • After engaging in a day and a half of messaging from and discourse with health agency leaders and basic science and medical researchers, the communities begin their candid discussions. Researchers have an opportunity to listen and comment as each community expresses its journey and concern with research path experiences. 
  • Hispanic and Latinx Community Health Workers (CHW) and the Community, American Indian and Alaska Native leaders and Community Health Representatives (CHR) set the tone for their candid discussions on health disparities, genomic research, and the underlying mistrust.  
  • Theologian dialogue prompts spiritual/religious leaders for the first time to contemplate roles as community health guides discussing non-sectarian and non-bias propositions on race, sex and gender expression (SAGE), mistrust, transgressions, and a way forward.


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