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The Millennial Health Leaders Summit brings together a cadre of medical, public health, and public policy graduate students, nominated by their universities for their outstanding achievements and promise as future leaders in addressing health disparities across the nation.


2014 Millennial Health Leaders Summit

Planning is currently underway for the 2014 Millennial Health Leaders Summit,
to be held October 2-3, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Please note this is an Invitation-Only Event).

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2013 Millenial Health Leaders Summit, Atlanta, Georgia, April 4-5, 2013. 
A Symposium of the Next Generalation of Health Leaders, Policymakers, Practitioners and Scholars 
Committed to Eliminating Health Disparities in the United States in the 21st Century.
Photos of racially and ethnically diverse young scholars and medical proffessionals.
US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS and CDC Logos.
Co-sponsors: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Office of Minority Health and Health Equity,
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Harvard School of Public Health, and
Brown University.

About the 2013 Millennial Health Leaders Summit

The goal of the Summit is to convene a group of men and women who represent the next generation of leaders who will be able to take on the task of eliminating health disparities in the United States in the 21st century. The 2013 Summit provided critical opportunities to consider issues and effective models for addressing health disparities in diverse populations.

Through presentations from experts in the areas of health disparities and the social determinants of health, small group workshops and discussions about culturally-appropriate models, participants in the Summit received important information to prepare them for advancing the elimination of health disparities and address the social determinants of health in order to achieve health equity.

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Objectives of the 2013 Millennial Health Leaders Summit


  • OMHHE's Objectives for the 2013 Summit were to:

  • Photos of racially and ethnically diverse young scholars and medical proffessionals.
  • Describe the most recent national data available on racial and ethnic health disparities, and health disparities experienced by other selected population groups;
  • Highlight current and future opportunities and challenges in addressing health disparities that these future leaders will encounter upon joining the public health, healthcare, and policy workforce;
  • Introduce these future leaders to CDC’s investments in reducing health disparities;
  • Examine evidence-based models and strategies for reducing health disparities across a range of health issues;
  • Identify resources that will inform and enhance their work in the field;
  • Promote networking and shared learning between CDC subject matter experts and future leaders; and
  • Engage future leaders in collective problem-solving to identify innovative strategies for addressing health disparities and achieving health equity.
  • Photos of racially and ethnically diverse young scholars and medical proffessionals.

  • This highly interactive event resulted in a unique experience of exploring how contemporary public health research, practice, and policies are developed, implemented and evaluated; raising questions about real world challenges and solutions with CDC scientists and practitioners and with their peers; and identifying how they might contribute to achieving a nation free of preventable health disparities.

2013 Presentations


Welcome/Opening Remarks - Ileana Arias, CDC/OD

Overview of Health Disparities - Vickie Boothe, EAPO

Breakout Session I ~ Knowledge, Skills, and Resources Development

Photos of racially and ethnically diverse young scholars and medical proffessionals. Leadership in state & local health departments - Chelsea Payne & Kristin Brusuelas, OSTLTS

CDC Fellows and Training Opportunities - Quinn Lundquist, Brendan Jackson, Nathan Mork, SEPDPO, Jeffrey Walker, OSTLTS

Social Medicine Clinic 101 (Medical Students) - Asim Jani, SEPDPO

Breakout Sessions II & III ~ Putting Theories into Practice

Social Media, Health Disparities, and Health Literacy - Cynthia Baur, Amy Heldman, OADC

Community-based health equity programs - Pattie Tucker, Shannon White, Rick Dulin, NCCDPHP

Social Determinants of Health - Donna McCree, Mercedes Morales-Alemán, PhD, CAPT Laurie Reid, RN, MS, NCHHSTP

“Vulnerable Populations” – Who are they, why are they vulnerable, & what can we do? - Julio Dicent-Taillepierre, OMHHE

Violence as a Public Health Issue - Jeffrey Hall, NCIPC

Closing Plenary
“Health Disparities at the Intersection of Public Health & Health Care” - Asam Jani, MD, MPH

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