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The Haitian Community’s Susceptibility to Chronic Illness


Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM EST

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Certain chronic illnesses such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, stroke, and others have a high prevalence rate within the Haitian community and can be easily prevented or managed. Yet there is a resistance among community members in maintaining a lifestyle that is conducive to healthy living. With information available through means of online sharing, digital communication, and modern technology it’s a complex process to pinpoint specific obstacles to success in health.

Join us for an in-depth conversation with public health advocates, educators, policy analysts, clinicians, community activists, and more to unpack the community’s susceptibility to chronic illness, barriers to access, legislative health mandates, health insurance coverage, and methods of prevention, intervention, treatment, and management.

Topic Focus Areas

  • Prevalence of Chronic Illness Among Those of Haitian Descent
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Legislative Health Mandates
  • Health Insurance, Low Cost, and Free Care
  • Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Management
  • Education and Outreach Initiatives

Symposium Goals

The Virtual Symposium on the Haitian Community’s Susceptibility to Chronic Illness seeks to engage professionals in the health, legal, and political industry on methods in which we as a community can utilize to confront the challenges those of Haitian descent face with chronic health conditions. Topics that will be explored include genetic predisposition, culture and lifestyle as it relates to health outcomes, barriers to access, and advocacy within the community.


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