The National Association for Healthcare Service Executives (NAHSE) will be hosting its 33rd Annual Education Conference in Orlando, FL, October 10th-12th, 2018. Our NAHSE South Florida chapter will be sponsoring 4 total students for this year’s event. This sponsorship will include general ticket admission, hotel/lodging, and food. All awardees will be responsible for transportation to/from Orlando. Winners of this contest submitted a 1-2 page essay response for the below question. Essay question: Preface: NAHSE’s 2018 conference headline is “A Certain Mission in Uncertain Times: Advancing Healthcare as a Civil Rights Issue” Question: How has civil rights and its implementation affected and continue to affect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States? Civil rights can be characterized as social determinants of health.