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Albany State University Welcomes Morehouse School of Medicine to Educate Teens on Prevention: Topics Range From Teen Pregnancy to Addiction

April 3, 2019

Atlanta, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ronna Charles rcharles@msm.edu 404-752-1717

Danyelle Gary Danyelle.gary@asurams.edu 229-500-3514

Albany State University Welcomes Morehouse School of Medicine to Educate Teens on Prevention: Topics Range From Teen Pregnancy to Addiction

More than 200 Teens from Across Georgia will Spend the Day Learning Life-Saving Skills

ATLANTA – March 26, 2019 - The Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, in conjunction with its Health Promotion Resource Center, will join Albany State University in hosting the Public Health Community Day. The 2019 Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Teen Conference is entitled, Making A Difference. This year’s event will focus on teenage prevention services; topics of teenage pregnancy, opioid use, bullying, HIV & AIDs prevention, sex trafficking, and suicide prevention.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Albany State University (East Campus)Billy C. Black Auditorium504 College DriveAlbany, GA 31705

Confirmed Speakers: Mary Langley, Ph.D., professor and director, Health Promotion Resource Center at Morehouse School of Medicine Marc Fomby, CEO, Fomby Training and Consulting IncYvonne J Harvey Williams, CEO, Speak 2 inspire, LLCGregory W. Edwards, JD, district attorney, Dougherty County Judicial CircuitCarey Bayer, EdD, professor, Morehouse School of Medicine Shannon Jolly, MS & Damon Johnson, MS “Above the Status Quo”Shemeka Dawson, Dawson Ministries, LLC

Available Visuals: Teens in conference, small sessions, student designed vision boards, and interactive groups.

Media Confirmation: Please call or text 678-592-3847 or email rcharles@msm.edu to confirm attendance, or for more information.

About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit www.msm.edu or call 404-752-1500.

About Albany State University

Albany State University, in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African-American youth, the university continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the university responds to the needs of all of its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia. For more information, please visit https://www.asurams.edu/. Follow the university on Twitter and Facebook @AlbanyStateUniv.

Source of Funding for this conference was provided through grants from: Office of Adolescent Health: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Programs-Grant No. TP1AH000117; Office of Minority Health: Empowering Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative ECI-Opioid Abuse-Grant No. CPIMP171163; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: HIV Capacity Building Initiative-Grant No. 5H79SP021255

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Ronna M Charles Morehouse School of Medicine 6785923847 Rcharles@msm.edu

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