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Early bird registration discount for Extension’s health conference ends April 1

The cutoff for early bird registration discounts for the National Health Outreach Conference is April 1.  Formerly the Priester Health Extension Conference, the gathering in Atlanta May 6-8will bring together Extension educators and a wide variety of professionals working to improve health and wellness for individuals, families and communities. One primary emphasis at this year’s conference will be collaborative and innovative approaches to advancing health equity and reducing health disparities. There will be workshops, seminars, and research and poster presentations and addressing environmental and agricultural health, health and insurance literacy, chronic disease prevention, and other health policy issues with current relevance. Among featured speakers are an author who previously been invited to speak at Harvard and Stanford; a health communication specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and a presidential advisor.

The discount conference registration before the April 1 cutoff is $425; a rate that then bumps up to $525 afterwards.

Dr. Sekai TurnerDr. Sekai Turner, A&T Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development specialist and also a member of the conference program committee, is issuing a reminder  that "Our room block for the conference is filling up fast." Turner has received word that registrations are already in from nearly every state, and she is expecting representation from state and local public health departments, several non-profit research and outreach organizations, hospitals, elementary and secondary school outreach programs.

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