Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building


Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700

CANHR to present at national health disparities conference

December 2012

A team from CANHR will give health disparities presentations at the 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.

Bert Boyer, Scarlett Hopkins, Walkie Charles, Henry Lupie, Stacy Rasmus, and Billy Charles will represent CANHR with two presentations on the Center's take on Alaska Native people and the burden of disparities.

The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit is an Health and Human Services-wide endeavor involving a broad spectrum of the federal government that seeks to advance activities to eliminate health disparities. The agenda will build on the momentum of the 2008 Summit and the increased interest of federal agencies to demonstrate their commitment towards improving the health of all Americans. The 2012 Health Disparities Summit represents an ongoing focus on emerging science and its intersection with practice and policy, while maintaining momentum on current national and international trends in addressing the social determinants of health.