Illinois Minority Health Conference - Health Matters: Creating & Sustaining Health Communities

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:00 to Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 17:00

Hilton Lisle/Naperville
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2015 Illinois Minority Health Conference


Highlights of the Minority Health Conference will be streamed live via this link:

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March 24, 9:00 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks:

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti

Tom Huges, Executive Director, Illinois Public Health Association


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address:   Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., Director, Illinois Department of Public Health


12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker: Althea Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., Director, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

An Ounce of Policy is worth a Pound of Cure


March 25, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Speaker: Sherry Blake, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Where Does Mental Health Live? Plug It Into Your GPS