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2016 Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

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Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

Friday, April 29, 2016

Courtyard by Marriott • Columbia, Missouri

Conference Brochure

Speaker Bios

The Center for Health Policy’s health equity conference will take place on April 29, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO. This year’s objectives are to review the root causes of health disparities, what strategies work to address those and building inclusive communities, schools and health care systems. Rev. Starsky Wilson from the Deaconess Foundation, Robert Murphy from the Maryland State Department of Education, Kristofor Husted and Bram Sable-Smith KBIA will be among the presenters. Continuing education units (CEU) will be offered, and lunch will be provided.

Conference Sponsors:

 This conference would not be possible without the support of the following organizations:

  •  Missouri Foundation for Health
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Primaris
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • University of Missouri School of Nursing
  • University of Missouri School of Social Work
  • University of Missouri School of Health Professions


Friday, April 29, 2016

 7:30 am- 8:00 am                  Breakfast

8:00 am- 8:30 am                   Welcome

8:30 am- 9:30 am

Philanthropic Theories of Change

Rev. Starsky Wilson, President & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, Pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved
Community) and co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Ensuring Success for All: Reducing Disparities to Improve Graduation

Robert Murphy, Med, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council

10:30 am – 10:45 am              Break

10:45 am – 12: 15 pm             Exploring structural inequities and prejudice in systems that impact health

  • Tiffany Anderson, MBA, Superintendent, Jennings School District
  • Carla London, MBA, Student/ Family Advocacy Supervisor, Columbia Public Schools
  • Gwendolyn Grant, MBA, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Kansas City
  • Theresa Reyes-Cummings, Director of Program Development, Jackson County Mental Health Fund
  • Nancy Cambria, Children & Families Reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

12:15 pm- 12:45 pm               Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

SHORTAGE IN RICH LAND: Stories from the Missouri Bootheel

Kristofor Husted and Bram Sable-Smith, KBIA

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm                Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Session 1: Moving towards health equity: successes and challenges

  • Nancy Kelley, MA, Director for Expanding Coverage, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Doris Boeckman, Partner/COO, Community Asset Builders, LLC, HealthTran
  • Sarah Gentry, MSW, Policy Director, Missouri Health Care for All

Concurrent Session 2: Engaging communities in reducing health disparities

  • Melissa Robinson, President, Black Health Care Coalition
  • Nina Howard, Director of Community Access and Engagement, Samuel Rodgers Health Center
  • Laurel Walter-Baumstark, MD, Brittany Tru Campbell, Co-founder and Executive Director, Community Birth and Wellness Center, Jessica Henman, Director, Birth and Wellness Center O’Fallon

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm                  Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Concurrent Session 1: Moving towards health equity: successes and challenges

  • Dave Martineau, MSW, Executive Director, NCCJ St Louis
  • Elizabeth Fuchs, MSW, Manager of Public Policy, PROMO
  • Kenneth Haller, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, St Louis University School of Medicine

Concurrent Session 2: Regional health equity partnerships

  • Clay Goddard, MPH, Assistant Director of Health, Springfield-Greene County Health Department Ozarks Health Commission
  • Tania Sharp, MHA, Heartland Physicians Corporations CEO – Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network Board Member
  • Gary Harbison, MA, Missouri Oral Health Coalition
  • John Dane, DDS, Missouri State Dental Director, Department of Social Services

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm                  Closing

Cost– $50 per person. Scholarships are available. Students attend for free, but registration is required. For more information, please contact Lindsey Beckman at beckmannli@health.missouri.edu.

Accommodations – Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, MO – http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/coucy-courtyard-columbia/

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