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Agenda

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Learn from experts and community advocates as they share their experiences and insights on how to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops and network with other like-minded individuals.
 

Friday, October 13

Day 1

DAY 1 

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN, CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST | 7:30 - 8:30 A.M

WELCOME PROGRAM (East Ballroom) | 8:30 - 8:45 A.M.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (East Ballroom) | 8:45 - 9:30 A.M.

Eugenia C. South

Be ready to be inspired and uplifted as we kick off our conference with a keynote from Eugenia South, M.D., M.S.H.P., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the associate vice president for Health Justice at Penn Medicine. Her work with the Perelman School of Medicine is groundbreaking. The work is focused on changing communities through deliberate connections, cultivating relationships and supporting communities in need​ through the Urban Health Lab at The University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. The Urban Health Lab is dedicated to designing and testing individual and community interventions to build healthy neighborhoods.  

Breakout Sessions 1

POWERPLAY - West Ballroom

This interactive workshop allows participants to take in moments of bias from the perspective of the bystander and then play the experimenter and director from the comfort of their chairs. The facilitated session allows participants to identify incidents of bias and then explore different ways to address those issues in a positive and constructive way.

HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH DIVERSITY CONVERSATIONS - Cartoon Room 2

Throughout the day we will hold a series of unscripted conversations with our invited panelists, each experts in their fields and representing communities, government, academia and industry sectors. Each of the panelist will kick-off the 90-minute session with a brief overview of their work and then invite the audience to join in the conversation.

MODERATOR: Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Ph.D., M.H.S, B.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.A.H.A., F.P.C.N.A.associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing

SPEAKERS: 

Tracy Heardexecutive director of Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. (MACC), Rachel Hirschey, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing and JaBaris D. Swain, M.D., M.P.H., medical executive, Health Systems Integration, US Medical Affairs, Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Juny Simpson, head of Health Equity, Genentech. 

PATHWAYS TO PROGRESS: STRATEGIES FOR TACKLING INSTITUTIONAL RACISM THROUGH POLICY AND ADVOCACY - Student Alumni Room

This session will give attendees tools and strategies to help combat racism in your organization and community.

SPEAKERS: Edward Johnson, M.S., assistant health commissioner, Columbus Public Health and Robert Hakes, M.P.H., director of Public Policy, Columbus Public Health

PATIENTS FIRST: FOSTERING EQUITY IN PATIENT INTERACTIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Traditions Room

This session will explore the healthcare needs of people from disparate communities that extend beyond access to care and focus on how to create patient care experiences that truly meet the health and social needs of people and their communities. Speakers will use real-world examples to illustrate best practices to provide services to historically underserved populations. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss how these practices can be designed and implemented to transform their connections with patients and community members.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of structural racism, trauma and inequities on community and individual health.

  • Discuss some of the challenges patients face when trying to access or utilize inequitable care. 

  • Describe methods to overcome barriers and challenges to patient care in historically underserved communities.  

SPEAKERS: Maureen Murphy-Weiss, B.S.N., R.N., C.P.M., manager of The Ben Franklin Tuberculosis Clinic, Columbus Public HealthAndy Wapner, D.O., M.P.H., associate clinical professor of Public Health in the Ohio State College of Public Health and Tanikka Price Ben Haim, Ph.D., J.D., Chief of Education and Equity Officer for Health Impact Ohio

TRANSFORMING TALENT: REVOLUTIONIZING HIRING AND RETENTION PRACTICES TO COMBAT INSTITUTIONAL RACISM - Cartoon Room 1

This session is designed to provide you with tools to revamp hiring practices to address racism. You will hear how one organization has used these approaches to hire and ways to hire, develop and retain a team using an equity lens.

SPEAKERS: Nichole Brandon, director of Human Resources - City of Columbus, Amy DeLong, J.D. executive director of civil service, City of Columbus and Shawnté Elbert, Ed.D., C.W.H.C., M.C.H.E.S, chief health equity officer for Columbus Public Health (CPH)

Day 2

Saturday, October 14

DAY 2

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST7:30 - 8:30 A.M.

WELCOME8:30 - 8:45 A.M.

Dr. Joshua Joseph and Dr. Timiya Nolan welcome attendees to the conference and share agenda for the day. Attendees will also hear from sponsors and special guests. 

Day 2

CULTIVATION SESSION - East Ballroom | 8:45 A.M. - 10:15 A.M.

Attendees will hear from a diverse panel of experts on best practices and learned/lived experiences in how to cultivate relationships across a variety of industries and audiences, what worked, challenges experiences and learnings. After a panel discussion, attendees will breakout into learning and listening sessions to generate ideas and ways to cultivate relationships across the medical, government, corporate and community arenas to help address health equity gaps within Black and brown communities. 

MODERATOR: Allana M. Alexander, Pharm.D., M.S.M.T.M., B.C.M.T.M.S., board-certified clinical pharmacist, CEO & Founder of A² Pharmacy Solutions, Birmingham, AL. 

 

Panelists: 

1.  Ricki FairleyCEO, Touch

2. Darrell M. Gray II, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.G., president and CEO, Wellpoint Maryland

3. Felesia BowenPh.D., D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N. - professor and associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

4. Dorian Wingard, M.P.A., COO and co-founder, Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT) and Jessica RoachM.P.H., CEO and co-founder, Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT)

5. Juny Simpson, head of Health Equity, Genentech

BREAK10:15 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

CULTIVATION SESSION CONTINUED | 10:30 A.M. - NOON

Attendees will hear from a diverse panel of experts on best practices and learned/lived experiences in how to cultivate relationships across a variety of industries and audiences, what worked, challenges experiences and learnings. After a panel discussion, attendees will breakout into learning and listening sessions to generate ideas and ways to cultivate relationships across the medical, government, corporate and community arenas to help address health equity gaps within Black and brown communities. 

MODERATOR: Allana M. Alexander, Pharm.D., M.S.M.T.M., B.C.M.T.M.S., board-certified clinical pharmacist, CEO & Founder of A² Pharmacy Solutions, Birmingham, AL. 

 

Panelists: 

1.  Ricki Fairley, CEO, Touch

2. Darrell M. Gray II, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.G., president and CEO, Wellpoint Maryland

3. Felesia BowenPh.D., D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N. - professor and associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

4. Dorian Wingard, M.P.A., co-founder of Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT) and Jessica RoachM.P.H., CEO and co-founder, Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT)

5. Juny Simpson, head of Health Equity, Genentech

LUNCH WITH A WELLNESS MOMENT |  NOON  - 1:00 P.M.

COLLABORATION SESSION - East Ballroom | 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Attendees will hear from a diverse panel of experts on collaboration and explore ways to strengthen and deepen opportunities to collaborate with intentionality to create solutions to reduce health disparities among people of color and address health equity gaps in Black and brown communities.  After a panel discussion, attendees will dive deep and create a roadmap of solutions, with metrics and accountability markers for government, corporate, education and health institutions to create impactful change in  the health and wellness of people of color across all economic levels.

MODERATORS: LaPrincess C. Brewer, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.P.C., F.A.H.A., cardiologist and associate professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Clarence JonesM. Ed., C.P.H., C.H.W., CPE, executive director, Hue-MAN Partnership

Panelists: 

1.  Kimberly S.G. Chang, M.D., M.P.H. family physician, director of Human Trafficking and Healthcare Policy, Asian Health Services (AHS).

2. Anita GundannaPh.D., co-executive director, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)

3. Jalisa Dawkins, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., team lead, Capacity Building & Education, Columbus Public Health

BREAK2:30 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.

COLLABORATION SESSION CONTINUED2:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Attendees will hear from a diverse panel of experts on collaboration and explore ways to strengthen and deepen opportunities to collaborate with intentionality to create solutions to reduce health disparities among people of color and address health equity gaps in Black and brown communities.  After a panel discussion, attendees will dive deep and create a roadmap of solutions, with metrics and accountability markers for government, corporate, education and health institutions to create impactful change in  the health and wellness of people of color across all economic levels.

CLOSING REMARKS AND CONFERENCE WRAP UP | 4:00 - 4:30 P.M.

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