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Goal: To examine how political and social policies have impacted health disparities in the African American community. The conference will examine the state of chronic disease disparities by exploring the impact on the community through historical documentation, breakout sessions and personal testimonies.

Past: Examining policies that impacted the present state of disparities in the African American community. 

Present: Discussion on the impact of chronic disease disparities on the pursuit of health parity.

Future: What must be done to help shape policies that impact health disparities in the African American community? *Equipping attendees with the knowledge to create and advocate for relevant policies at the national, state and local levels.

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