There is no question that illness and mortality rates are higher for minorities in the United States, even when we control for access to care and socio-economic status. What are the data for our area? What are some of the causes of these health disparities? How can we address them? Our discussion will include program interventions, public policy, and the social determinants of health. Professor Cleopatra Caldwell (U-M School of Public Health), Professor Amy Schulz (U-M School of Public Health), and Charles Wilson (Washtenaw County Public Health Department), will address this and other questions. Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; program 6:00-7:30 PM. All are welcome. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol.