Outreach Events


Past Events


Sept. 6

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Campus Center Assembly Hall
Uptown Campus

Our Communities and the New York Health Benefit Exchange

Join us for a lively discussion with community experts as they share information about the New York Health Benefit Exchange, the In-Person Assistors/Navigators and their community partnerships. This workshop is designed specifically for professionals, community members, faculty and students and everyone interested in practice, policy, research and advocacy as it relates to the Health Disparities issues in the Capital District.


Kelvin S. Sapp, Project Coordinator, New York Health Benefit Exchange 
Bob Cohen, Policy Director, Citizens Action of New York
Bruce Stanley, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, SUNY

April 18

12:15 - 1:30
Leavitt Room,
Downtown Campus

 Efforts of the NYS Office of Children & Family Services to

Address Racial Disparity in Child Welfare Presented

Greg Owens, LMSW

Greg Owens, LMSW, specializes in Criminal and Juvenile Justice. He has worked as a clinician and manager in various settings including residential treatment and community-based organizations and has worked for NYS Division for Youth/Office for Children and Family Services for 25 years. He is currently the Director of Special Populations and is responsible for statewide initiatives including mentoring, youth gangs and violence, disproportionate minority representation, cultural competence and responsible fatherhood. 

Co-sponsored by the School of Social Welfare and CEMHD

April 25-27

Capital District Summit on Black Men and Boys

Thursday, April 25th
Unveiling the Truth, Dispelling the Myths

Screening of "Hoodwinked"
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Program

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305

There are many distortions and misrepresentations of the facts concerning Black males in America today. On Thursday afternoon, we will offer a presentation of the movie "Hoodwinked," followed by a discussion lead by the author and creator, Janks Morton.


Friday, April 26

Perspectives on Policy
This session by invitation only

University at Albany, Uptown Campus

Dr. Sydney Hankerson from Columbia University will present a keynote address on Black Males and Mental Health. This will be followed by a presentation on the work done recently by Fathers Inc., and the Urban Institute to revisit the 1965 Moynihan Report that provides an update on current perspectives on the Black family.

We will then host a dialogue about promising strategies with local strategy and policy makers, from the public and private sectors, education, faith community and political arenas.

A Celebration of Local Advocates of Black Male Empowerment
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Macedonia Baptist Church 
26 Wilson Ave., Colonie, NY 12205

On Friday evening, the Capital Region will lift up the work of supporting and encouraging black males with a spirit filled program of music and word, and recognition of our local advocates who with their time and talents, encourage black males to seek excellence.

Saturday, April 27

What Must be Done?
Promising Approaches to Support Black Males
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206

Leonard Dunston, former president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will provide the keynote presentation. Workshops will address the health and well-being of Black Males and strategies to support and encourage empowerment of Black males, families, neighborhoods and re-build communities, focusing on Faith, Education, Health, the Black Family, and Youth.

A project of: Macedonia Baptist Church; Black Child Development Inst; Rho Sigma Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Mu Iota Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Sigma Pi Phi/Beta PSI Boule UAlbany; Fathers Inc;. and Schenectady County Community College in partnership with CEMHD Summit Locations: University at Albany Schenectady County Community College First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

March 8

6:00 -8:00 pm
Room 200, Milne Hall
Downtown Campus

Screening and discussion of the film:
"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide"

Discussants: Wilma Alvarado-Little, Outreach Director, CEMHD Jean Fei, NYS Victims Assistance Academy Nadya Lawson, Holding Our Own and The Women's Building Loretta Pyles, Associate Professor, School of Social Work Sponsored by WMHT For more information contact Amanda Lester: alester@wmht.org

March 13

12:00 - 2:00 pm

The Successful Elimination of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health 
Dr. Glen Flores

Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health; Director of the Division of General Pediatrics; the Judith and Charles Ginsburg Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas School of Public Health
Room 110 A, Atrium of the East Campus,
1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144

For more information : Professor Janine Jurkowski jjurkowski@albany.edu

For flyer click HERE

March 15

8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Campus Center Assembly Hall

Our Communities and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Join us for a lively event with 3 community experts as they discuss what the Affordable Care Act means for women's health, health exchanges, and the LBGT community.

Lea Webb, 
Webb Consulting
Jonathan Lang,  Director of Governmental Projects & Community Development, Empire State Pride Agenda
Georgana Hanson, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Family Planning Advocates of New York State

Click HERE for more information.

Feb 24

8:45 pm 
Humanities 129

UAlbany Student groups:
Doctors for Hope and the NAACP Health Committee present:
"Health Disparities in the Black Community"

Presentation by 
Wilma Alvarado-Little, MA, MSW, Outreach Director
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Feb 22

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Young Moms on a Mission
"Let's Talk about Healthy Practices"
Planning session for 2013 workshops
Inman Center
53 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, New York (Rear parking lot entrance)
Advance Registration required
Contact: Nilda Giraldi: 518.842.1205, ngiraldi@aol.com or
Lynda Peckowitz: 518.442.4904, cemhd@albany.edu

For more information, click HERE


February 4, 2011 4:15 pm
Young Moms on a Mission: Love Your Baby, Love Yourself
Amsterdam Housing Community Center
60 Division Street, Amsterdam
For further information: Nilda Giraldi - 518-842-1205 NGiraldi@aol.com

August 8 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Young Moms on a Mission: Healthy Relationships lead to Healthy Parenting
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
1910 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam, NY - Cost: Free





July 24
Professional Development & Training Workshops
Grantwriting & You! 
Sara Anderson, MPA

October 7

Family Planning Advocates of New York State and CEMHD Present:

Health Care Reform: Engaging Communities of Color

Valda Boyd Ford 

Culture, Language, and Health Disparities (2/21/07)
Wilma Alvarado-Little

 Grant Writing & You! http://www.albany.edu/cemhd/9311.php

"Strategies to Improve Health Literacy for Diverse Populations"

Wilma Alvarado-Little, Engagement / Outreach Director

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 1:30-2:30 PM

Adirondack Rural Health Network Conference--

Health Literacy: The Hidden Risk Factor

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge, Lake George, NY