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Multidimensional Perspectives on Healthcare in the 21st Century

Spelman College will present a two day conference on health in the Black community 


From big data to Black women’s bodies, economic implications of healthcare, the drug epidemic and oral healthcare disparities, the Spelman College Healthcare Summit speakers will address a wide range of thought-provoking topics.


When: 2:30 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Thursday, Oct. 25


Where: Various locations, check in Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia


What: You can find the full schedule here. Spelman experts will discuss a variety of topics including:


The Drug Epidemic: The Politics of Discovery, Dissemination and Affordability
Location: The Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites Private Dining Room

Despite how the nation’s drug epidemic is often portrayed in the news media, this crisis is having a negative impact in communities of color, as well as mainstream America. Professionals in the pharmaceuticals industry and those who are developing cutting-edge treatments for some of the most challenging diseases will talk in this workshop about the complexities of drug availability to underserved communities and the politics and feasibility of having cutting-edge treatments available to the general population.


Narratives of the Unheard:  How Healthcare Manifests Itself in Current Literary Works
Location: Manley President’s Dining Room

Modern fiction and nonfiction literary works include experiences of individuals who directly or indirectly have been engaged with the healthcare community. What stories do these current narratives tell—and what truths do they reveal and/or hide? In this workshop, experts in media and literature will identify and explore some of the ways that patient experiences are communicated through the written word.