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‘ Family and Healthy U’ Conference

Mar 19, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U

March 28, 2018, University Club, University of Pittsburgh
8:00am to 5:00pm


This interdisciplinary event is of practical value to a diverse audience in the humanities, social sciences, social work, education, business, health, and to those caring for children and families.

 Highlighted topics: 
  • The Profile and Unmet Needs of Cancer Patients’ Family Caregivers in Brazil
  • Indigenous Language, Intercultural Health, and Medical Pluralism Cochabamba BoliviaKinship and Community Level Implications
  • The Impact of Urbanization on Family Culture and Health: The Case of Ghana
  • Creating Culturally Competent Campus Communities
The conference focuses on the central role of the family as a fundamental building block of society. Family is often the foundation of determining a healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle for all family members. Family narrative and dynamics, gender identity, kinship and social organization, race, literacy, household income, and sociolinguistic background represent the early input children receive and shape the construction of identities, roles in society and expectations and values. They affect the earliest experiences which impact our health.

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