Challenges for Vulnerable Populations to Highlight Friday's Ninth Annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conference at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University will host the ninth annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. The theme of the 2020 virtual conference is "Social Determinants of Health: Local-Global Challenges for Vulnerable Populations."

The virtual conference is open to students, staff, faculty and community members interested in the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Students majoring in social work, women's and gender studies, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, education, communication studies and professional studies are encouraged to attend this free event.

Conference presentations will cover topics such as chronic diseases, migrant health and the environment, global climate change, food production and supply, food insecurity and the role of the scientists, addressing food insecurity, the global impact of for-profit detention, climate change and zoonotic disease, mental health, service delivery to vulnerable populations and more.

Registration and conference materials are available online.

For more information, please contact Andrea Snyder at or 610-683-4235.