Health Disparities Experienced by Portuguese-speaking Populations. A public webinar By Carlos A. O. Pavão, DrPH, MPA.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3pm, EST (New York) on Zoom

Health Disparities Experienced by Portuguese-speaking Populations


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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, The UMassD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture/Tagus Press, in collaboration with Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and Department of Portuguese presents a public webinar:

Health Disparities Experienced by Portuguese-speaking Populations

By Carlos A. O. Pavão, DrPH, MPA 
Georgia State University, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences 

On Wednesday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00pm, Boston time

Abstract. The webinar will provide an overview of health disparities experienced by the Portuguese-speaking communities of Massachusetts. In addition, this webinar will explore health disparities terminology and concepts, describe social issues that impact the health and well-being of Portuguese-speaking communities, and discuss specific public health considerations. The webinar presents content that has broad relevance to clinicians, public health practitioners, community advocates, policy makers, administrators, researchers and academics, as well as the interested public.

Carlos A. O. Pavão. Prior to obtaining his Doctor of Public Health degree at Texas A&M University, School of Public Health, he earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Bridgewater State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. In the early 1990s, Dr. Pavão started his public health career in Fall River, Massachusetts, as a community organizer in HIV prevention and operated several tobacco control and substance use community coalitions. Throughout his career, he has focused on the nexus between dissemination research and innovative public health programming, specifically for linguistic minority populations. In 2007, he was selected to serve a four-year appointment on the Council of Public Representatives (COPR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Pavão has also served on the Refugee and Immigrant Health Advisory Committee (RIHAC) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. More recently, he has collaborated and evaluated public health programs with marginalized populations in Houston, Atlanta, and Nashville. Dr. Pavão is presently conducting a national study on Brazilian immigrants, and working on a book exploring health disparities of Portuguese-speaking communities. 

How to register and connect to the webinar here.

This webminar is co-sponsored by: Georgia State University| School of Public Health, WJFD 97.3FM and the Portuguese Consulate in New Bedford.


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