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Events for IACH

The IACH is excited to host a wide variety of opportunities for Furman University faculty, students and staff as well as community partners and interested collaborators to further the mission of the IACH.

Annual Events

Health Symposium

The IACH hosts a Fall Health Symposium each year to serve as a forum for community health professionals, clinical providers, and academic investigators to learn, network, and collaborate to establish new partnerships. The focus and topics will vary year to year but through this event, we hope to further Furman University’s longstanding tradition of convening national and local partners to address critical issues in our community. To register for this year’s symposium please email

Health Equity: Closing the Gap
November 1, 2019
Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center, Furman University

Join Furman University’s Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, along with our Prisma Health-Upstate Health Sciences Center and community partners, for our 3rd Annual Community Health Symposium, Health Equity: Closing the Gap, on Friday, November 1st, 2019, from 12:30 pm to 5:45 pm in the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center. The fee for this event is $20 and includes food and drinks. This event will focus on health equity in Greenville, both from a broad, national perspective and within specific local organizations, including Momentum Bike Clubs, Soteria, United Way, Pasos, and Pridelink. Our keynote address by Ms. Natalie Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, will emphasize producing more positive health outcomes within Greenville County through equitable policy, programs, and practices. The keynote address will be followed by round table discussions, in which community leaders will talk more informally with event attendees about how equity affects their work and mission; a town hall discussion, facilitated by Burke and Dr. Julie Linton from Prisma Health-Upstate; and a networking session.