The Coordinating Center at EQUATE Network, as part of the American Heart Association, hosted by the Believe IPE Team is pleased to invite EQUATE member teams to join the 2024 Semi-Annual Gathering. This year’s theme: “Maternal Care, Connection, & Collaboration.”

The event will take place Thursday, Jan 25th – Friday, Jan 26th, 2024 at the Friday Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Registration (RSVP) is required. This is for EQUATE and partner teams, as well as community and family members. If you are planning to bring a friend, partner, child, etc., please include their names in the registration so we can plan accordingly! 

Contact Imani with any questions.

What to expect:

Tentative Program:

  • Thurs, Jan 25 from 4-6pm:  Presentation from P3OPPY and ROSE, Networking with HBCUs, Integration of “Community Connections” in projects (Dinner served)
  • Friday, Jan 26th from 8a-3pm:  EQUATE program presentation; we will review data and project reporting sessions, looking for overlaps and ways to enhance work (Breakfast served 7:30-8am; Lunch and snacks served)

Location: Friday Center at UNC – 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (both days). We will have catered food available at the Friday Center and walkable locations. Please note, there will not be a virtual option. This is an in-person event only.

Audience: EQUATE Network teams (project teams, cores, HBCUs, Community members) will have the opportunity to network throughout the event. Community members, partners, children, and families are welcome, and accommodations will be made for children.

Family and Children’s Corner: While we ask parents to use discretion on content and activities for children, we welcome children (and family members) and hope everyone feels comfortable and welcome!

Dress Code: Casual, business comfortable (rep your university!)

Promotions: Teams can bring items for a display table and informally exhibit

Travel and Accommodations: For those traveling and requiring accommodations, you will be contacted via the email you register with to learn about details about airfare, hotel block rooms, and more. Teams are encouraged to fly to RDU (Raleigh Durham Intl Airport) and there will be hotel blocks available within walking distance of the Friday Center location.

Contact: Email Imani Clark @ Updates and event logistics will be shared via email. Be sure you include your email in registration.

Pre-Meeting Prequisites: Members from each of the Equate Network team will meet via Zoom to report back on their progress and opportunities. We ask that attendees review the recorded share-back videos prior to Friday, January 26th.

This Work Was Supported by American Heart Association Grant 22HERNPM1990570 / Awardee Name / Award Year. Additional acknowledgments can be made at the authors’ discretion.