School of Public Health Annual Health Disparities Roundtable

  • April 10, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Health in All Policies

Come celebrate National Public Health Week at the Annual Health Disparities Roundtable at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, with the focus of Health in All Policies


April 10th, 2015 

Networking and registration with a light breakfast starts at 9:00 am

Program begins at 9:30 am 

Coffman Memorial Union Theater

University of Minnesota East Bank Campus

300 Washington Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455 

Free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

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This event is eligible for 2.5 CPH recertification credits and 0.25 CEUs. If you are interested in Continuing Education Units or Contact Hours please submit your request to 


Keshia Pollack

Keshia Pollack, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), where one of her areas of interest is optimizing the application of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for policymaking. Drawing on her experiences as a legislative aide for a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Dr. Pollack led an HIA of proposed legislation during the 2011 session and continues to explore how best to integrate HIA into the legislative process. Dr. Pollack completed an analysis of the impacts of completed HIAs in the United States, helped develop a model curriculum for teaching HIA, and recently served as the Interim Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. 


Kate Hess Pace

Kate Hess Pace, M.P.A., is a community organizer for ISAIAH, a community-based organization that mobilizes people of faith to work on racial and economic justice issues.  She served as the lead organizer for the Healthy Corridor for All Coalitions Health Impact Assessment, a joint effort of the ISAIAH, Take Action Minnesota, and Policy Link. She is currently leading a project across the Midwest aligning public health professionals with community organizers to work on health disparities issues.


Edward Ehlinger

Edward Ehlinger, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the Commissioner of Health for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, appointed Dr. Ehlinger to serve as Commissioner of Health in January 2011. Dr. Ehlinger is responsible for directing the work of MDH, the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans. Dr. Ehlinger has been a champion of health in all policy approaches in Minnesota. 

Sponsored by


- University of Minnesota School of Public Health Deans Office, Health Disparities Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health and Midwest Center for Lifelong-Learning in Public Health, Region V Public Health Training Center


- University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research


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