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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

National Conference


African-American Health Care
Experiences in Southeast Michigan

"How the Past Shapes Today and Tomorrow"

Charles H. Wright
African-American Historical Museum
Detroit, Michigan

Friday February 26, 1999


MORNING SESSIONS: Multipurpose Rooms

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Overview of the Day
Norman L. Foster, M.D., Principal Investigator

Presentation of the Project

9:15 - 9:45 Overview of the Project
George Myers, MA,
Project Coordinator/Research Investigator

Setting of Southeastern Michigan
Camille Harper, MA, Research Associate

Respondents' Data
Ron Amos, Research Associate

9:45- 10:15 African American Perspectives and Attitudes on Illness
Harold W. Neighbors, Ph.D., co-Principal Investigator
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Participation of African Americans in Health Care Systems
Norman L. Foster, M.D.
11:00 - 11:30 Further Opportunities to Utilize the Data
George Myers, MA
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch and Exhibits


Concurrent Sessions: Classrooms A, B, and C.

1:00 - 3:30

Session 1: Strategies for Learning More about Disease in African Americans

Norman Foster, M.D., Moderator


Diane Brown, Ph.D.
College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs
Wayne State University
"Social Influences on African-American Participation in Health Research"
Ken Jamerson, M.D.
University of Michigan
"Community Involvement in Health Care Research in African Americans"
Mary Sano, Ph.D.
Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study
Columbia University
"Overcoming Barriers to Health Care and Health Research in Elderly African Americans with Dementia"
1:00 - 3:30

Session 2: African-American Leadership in Our Health Care Systems

George Myers, M.A., Moderator


Nathaniel Wesley, PhD
Black Hospitals in America
Florida A and M University
"The Legacy of Black Hospitals in Today's Health Care Systems"
Herbert Smitherman, M.D., MPH
Community Oriented Primary Care Initiative
Wayne State University
"Involving the African American Community in Health Care"
Vence Bohnam, J.D.
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University
"The Role of African Americans in Designing Managed Care"
1:00 - 3:30

Session 3: Incorporating African Americans' Beliefs about Illness in Health Care

Harold W. Neighbors, Ph.D., Moderator


Keith Wailoo, Ph.D.
Department of Social Medicine
University North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Changing Technology and African American Beliefs about Health Care"
Rosalie Young, Ph.D.
Department of Community Medicine
Wayne State University
"The Context of Caregiving among African Americans"
Linda Chatters, Ph.D.
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
"The Role of Family and Religion in the Health of Afican Americans"
4:00 - 4:30 Conclusion and Recognition (Multipurpose Rooms)
4:30 - 6:00 CHWMAAH and Health Care Exhibit Tour
(Detroit Public Library)
6:00 - 8:00 Buffet/Reception (Rotunda)