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B-CU Hosts the First Health Equity Summit at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center


Bethune-Cookman University Features Health Equity Director, Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor, Dr. Arlene Lester, and Human Trafficking Expert, Sunny Slaughter

The Bethune-Cookman University Petrock College of Health Sciences will host its inaugural Florida Health Equity Summit on March 1-2, 2017 in the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. The summit will feature: Dr. Brandy Kelly Prior, Dr. Arlene Lester, and Sunny Slaughter. Summit attendees will receive health equity training in the areas of chronic diseases, human trafficking, law enforcement engagement, infant mortality and policy and systems change approaches. The purpose of this Summit is to provide an opportunity for public health professionals, health educators, health sciences students, staff and faculty and community health advocates to gain resources; pursue partnerships; and learn skills to work towards health equity for all. Summit registration is $50 and can be purchased online at

The summit will begin Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 P.M. with an opening reception and summit training on the following day, Thursday, March 2nd beginning promptly at 8:30 A.M. Participants will receive breakfast and lunch included in conference registration. B-CU encourages all who are interested to attend the Florida Equity Health Summit.

For more information and to secure your conference registration, contact: Anthony Chapman, 386-481-2385 or

For media inquiries, contact: Ursula James, Communications Specialist 386-481-2975 or

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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