11th Annual Conference: Action Toward Health Equity

October 31, 2018
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus

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How do we as concerned citizens, medical professionals, students and leaders help create and sustain health equity in our communities?

The Institute for Public Health’s 11th Annual Conference, Action Toward Health Equity: Conversations with Local Leaders was held Oct. 31st on the medical campus of Washington University. This year’s event featured fast-paced presentations from local leaders, accomplished public health professionals and others focusing on the intersection of local public health and health equity. More than 700 attended.

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8 a.m.*  Attendee check-in and registration open

8:30-9:05 a.m. Opening remarks/Institute for Public Health update

9:05-9:20 a.m.  Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

9:20-9:35 a.m.  Nicole Hudson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academy for Diversity and Inclusion, Washington University in St. Louis

9:35-9:50 a.m.  Melodie Donatelli, MBA, MHA, Executive Director- Access, Center for Clinical Excellence, BJC HealthCare

9:50-10:05 a.m.  Paul Taylor, CEO, Ozarks Community Hospital Health System

10:05-10:25 a.m.  Panel Discussion with Moderator, Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW

10:25 -10:40 a.m. BREAK

10:40-10:55 a.m.  Jorge Riopedre, President, Casa de Salud – Read his blog post.

10:55 a.m.-11:10 a.m.  Cynthia Dean, CEO & Director of Programs, Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc.

11:10-11:25 a.m.  Alayna Sibert, MS, 2017 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program participant Read her blog. Read The Record article about Alayna’s work.

11:25-11:40 a.m.  Samantha Stangl, MSW, Programs Manager, Mass Incarceration Community Education Initiative, Clark-Fox Family Foundation- Read her blog post.

11:40-12:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion with Moderator, Will Ross, MD, MPH Read his blog post.

12:00-1:00 p.m.* Poster Session – View the poster guide.


Event Sponsors: Institute for Public Health