This Black History Month, please join us for our Lunch and Learn Lecture, Addressing Healthcare Disparities in the Black Community, from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 26, 2019, in Decker Health Sciences Building Room 201 on the SUNY Broome campus.
We are honored to have Dr. Julia Hastings, professor in SUNY Albany’s Schools of Public Health and Social Welfare, lead the discussion on issues affecting healthcare in the Black community.
Please RSVP to Ms. Gale Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Feb. 21. (If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know.)
Dr. Hastings has published works focusing on culturally competent research methods within African-American communities, welfare participation, depression, body weight and Type II diabetes. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson foundations. Dr. Hastings earned her M.S.W. from University of Washington and her Ph.D from University of California, Los Angeles. She also completed postdoctoral training at University of Michigan, as well as completing certification in epidemiology from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Dr. Hastings will be accompanied by Mr. Barry Walston, M.S.W. Mr. Walston currently serves as the President of the Albany Black Child Development Institute, delivering culturally relevant resources and programs that address early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy and family engagement. Mr. Walston also serves in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute in the Bureau Division of HIV. Previously Mr. Walston served as Interim Director of the Whitney M. Young Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program, President of Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region, Grants Chair of the Albany Fund Education and formally served as Board President of Treatment Alternatives to Street Crimes.
Our goal is to provide a national perspective and localized understanding of healthcare disparities and needs impacting the diverse constituents of Broome County.