COVID-19 response update

Out of concern for our patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research has canceled in-person outreach events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and plan to work with community partners to reschedule these events. The center's blog and calendar will be kept up to date with event information as the pandemic response evolves.

While some of the center's services have been reduced, the research team is still fully engaged in its work and committed to the communities it serves.

The 6th Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference

On Nov. 10-13, 2021, Mayo Clinic, the Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium and the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium are hosting the virtual Sixth Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference. The theme is "Science of Survivorship (S.O.S.): Eliminating Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Globally."

The conference's goals are to:

  • Facilitate the development of global research teams made up of clinicians, scientists and Global Scholars (prostate cancer survivors and advocates) to address prostate cancer disparities based a concept called "the science of survivorship," or "S.O.S."
  • Provide educational programs focused on reinforcing the knowledge of early-career investigators, investigators from low- and middle-income countries, and prostate cancer survivors
  • Expose Global Scholars to the state of the science of survivorship
  • Develop a global "S.O.S. Call to Action" to address prostate cancer disparities in Black men worldwide

View the conference flyer (PDF) or register online. Registration is free and required.

Arizona Health Equity Conference

The inaugural Arizona Health Equity Conference was held in 2014, to high acclaim, and the event has grown each year since. Mayo Clinic is the original founder and lead for this exciting conference.

The purpose of the conference is to build bridges between communities by bringing health equity professionals together around the areas of research, practice, prevention and policy. The conference itself highlights current health equity research, outreach and policies in Arizona. It connects people who are working in the field of health equity or interested in reducing health disparities.

The Arizona Health Equity Conference is a one-day event, but it leaves a lasting impact. It raises awareness about health equity and disparities, with a focus on topics including:

  • Clinical applications
  • Behavioral health
  • Policy
  • Prevention
  • Public health
  • Research

The conference fosters meaningful networking opportunities. Participants identify paths to improve community health and change health care systems. Attendees leave with clear outcomes, new collaborations and new ideas for research.

As part of its efforts to ensure equitable access to care for populations facing social barriers, cultural barriers or both, Mayo Clinic encourages health equity and public health professionals to use the Arizona Health Equity Conference as an opportunity to share their efforts and successes in the work that they do in their respective communities.