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Advancing Rural Health: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Childhood Obesity, Water Safety and Health Teleconsulting

September 21, 2017 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association of The University of Alabama


Keynote: Catherine Coleman Flowers, MA
Founder, Alabama Rural Initiative of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprises and Director of Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics
America’s Dirty Shame: Parasites and Raw Sewage in Rural Alabama


Dr. Doris Morgan-Bloom Higginbottom, Prairie View A&M University
Investigating Parental Perceptions, Attitudes and Beliefs about Healthy Lifestyles and their Impact on Childhood Obesity among Minority Families in Rural Texas


Dr. T. Ray Ruffin, Grand Canyon University & Colorado Technical University
Improvements for Augmenting Rural Health Care Access and Outcomes through TeleConsulting and Health Information Exchanges


Co-sponsored by the UA Provost’s Office
For more information or to RSVP, contact GA Thometta Cozart at [email protected]
or call 205-348-5148. Learn more about BFSA at http://bfsa.ua.edu/



September 21, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm


University of Alabama


Child Development Research Center
5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL
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