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Pitt Highlights Health of W.Pa. Minorities at International Meeting in Pittsburgh

WHAT: The 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) will host “Pittsburgh Day” on Tuesday, when admission to the meeting is free to the public. Sessions that day will focus on the western Pennsylvania population, including numerous presentations on the health and experiences of African-Americans and Latinos in the Pittsburgh region.  
 
SfAA is an international organization that promotes the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems. The annual meeting runs from March 24 to 28.
 
WHEN: 1:30 to 7:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015
 
WHERE: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh 15219
 
WHY: The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Center for Health Equity will present several studies covering topics that include: interventions to reduce homicides and provide social support to gunshot victims to avoid retaliation; efforts to build trust and improve access to health care among Latinos, particularly men; programs to understand the needs of black fathers; the perceived or real lack of health care access for undocumented children; and the domestic grievances faced by Latinos living in communities with emerging immigrant populations, such as Pittsburgh.
 
REGISTRATION: To register for Pittsburgh Day, visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/register/pittsburgh-day-registration.
 
Note to Media: For abstracts, or to cover or preview this event, contact Allison Hydzik at 412-647-9975 or HydzikAM@upmc.edu.

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