|African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
|8th Floor Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
On August 18-19, 2008, AACORN hosted its 3rd Invited Workshop. The workshop entitled: Diversity within African American Communities: Implications for Advancing Research on Weight Issues and Related Disparities focused on introducing the important issue of diversity among African Americans into the dialogue. Understanding how African Americans differ in their experiences of health and disease related to nutrition, physical activity and weight related health issues across the life course is essential for improving research to improve health and eliminate disparities affecting African Americans.
Specific workshop objectives included:
The workshop sessions examined:
AACORN gratefully acknowledges our sponsorship for this workshop:
*Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by P60MD000209-05 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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