Health Communication, Health Promotion

40th Minority Health Conference – Feb. 22, 2019

Save the Date! The 40th annual Minority Health Conference will be taking place on February 22, 2019 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future,” which celebrates how advocacy can be used as a powerful tool for advancing the health of minorities and people of color.

The Minority Health Conference is the largest and longest running student-led health conference in the United States. The first conference was held in 1977 by the Minority Student Caucus. Past conference themes have ranged from health policy impacts on minorities to workplace health, to economic mobility and minority health.

Last year’s Minority Health Conference celebrated the theme of “Reclaiming the Narrative,” focusing on how narratives as a form of storytelling can be used as a driver for social change. I had the absolute pleasure of attending this conference and learning from the experiences of change leaders in our communities and their contributions to minority health.

Additional Minority Health Conference information, including how to register will be shared soon at You can also check out the Minority Health Conference Twitter page here.


  • Caroline Reed

    Chris – thank you for writing a post about this conference. Within our political climate, I think now more than ever we need to consider minority health and advocate for progress and change.