Thursday, October 14

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Highlights from Day 1

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Overview

In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of key takeaways from the Day 1 plenary sessions, highlight selected concurrent sessions and posters, and point to Handouts that can provide useful facts and information related to the Summit objectives. 

Speaker(s)

Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES®
Associate Professor, Health
SUNY Cortland

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Student Posters

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Speaker(s)

Student Posters 1

Tracy Lam-Hine, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, Professor and Director, Public Health Program, University of Indianapolis

Samantha Mundt, BS, CHES®, Master of Public Health Graduate Assistant, University of Indianapolis

Shelby Flores-Thorpe, Med, current doctoral student, University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health in Austin (UTHealth)

Kenny Nguyen, Current MPH Student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Meera Ruparelia, Master’s candidate, Boston University School of Public Health

Ayeesha Sayyad, BS, Master of Public Health candidate, Georgia State University

Student Posters 2

Jaaie Varshney, University of Georgia

Ryan Ahmed, Founder, International Socioeconomics Laboratory

Akanksha Das, MA, clinical psychology PhD student, Miami University

Kristene Tadese, medical student, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM)

Bethanie Mauerman, MEd, LPC, doctoral student, Kent State University, Health Education and Promotion Program

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Welcome and Overview of Day 2

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In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of the day’s focus on social determinants of health, the schedule of events, and get participants’ ready for speakers focusing on the “asks” of this 23rd Advocacy Summit.

Speaker(s)

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
SOPHE President Elect
Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Health, University of Toledo

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Keynote II: Social Determinants of Health

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This session will provide an overview of social determinants of health. Dr. Gracia will discuss ways to use evidenced based policies to improve health and create health equity. 

Speaker(s)

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
President & CEO
Trust for America’s Health

Moderators

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
SOPHE President Elect
Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Health, University of Toledo

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Plenary Panel II: Social Determinants of Health

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This plenary panel will provide a more in depth view of social determinants of health across transportation, food security, and housing. Each speaker will provide key insights into the ways social determinants of health affects a specific area. 

Speaker(s)

Charles Brown, MPA, CPD, LCI
Founder & CEO
Equitable Cities

Dwayne Wharton, MA
Founder & Senior Advisor
Just Strategies

Mary Shaw-Ridley, PhD, MEd, MCHES®
Department Chair and Professor
Jackson State University

Moderators

Megan Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Boise State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
E1: Health Advocacy Policy Preparation for Youth (H.A.P.P.Y.): A Health Policy and Health Education Advocacy Curriculum

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Youth health education must incorporate the political and legal factors that lay the foundation for the varied ways in which social determinants manifest in particular communities. Education of this sort must begin early in life and proceed throughout a lifelong learning continuum. This virtual presentation will discuss an innovative youth-targeted curriculum developed to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities, with a goal of making health equity a reality.

Speaker(s)

Ebony Montgomery, JD, MPH
Creator
H.A.P.P.Y. Curriculum

Moderators

Lisa Lieberman, PhD, CHES®
SOPHE Publications Trustee
Montclair State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
E2: Lessons Learned from a Campus-Community Partnership to Support Youth Advocacy

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Youth engagement is important for improving the health of a community that is disproportionately affected by tobacco. Specifically, campus partnerships with communities offer learning opportunities and foster multidisciplinary collaboration. The purpose of this presentation is to describe lessons learned from this innovative partnership to support peer-led tobacco prevention and advocacy training for youth in Appalachian communities. 

Speaker(s)

Claire Christine Miller, BS
Health Education Specialist
University of Kentucky

Sierrah Miley, BS
Health Education Specialist
University of Kentucky

Moderators

Jeff Goodman, MPH
Health Education Specialist
California State University Northridge

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
F1: Bridging the Classroom and Community: Training the Next Generation of Health Equity Advocates

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Academic Health Department partnerships can be an important tool in the public health modernization movement. The focus of this work was to create a new partnership between the University of Portland Integrative Health and Wellness Program and Columbia County Public Health in order to address health equity in rural communities. A vaccine promotion campaign was developed that focused on equity, inclusion and positive framing. The benefits of this new partnership and campaign were threefold: an increase in vaccinations, filling a need for an under resourced rural health department and students gaining valuable health equity advocacy experience. This partnership model can be an effective tool in moving rural counties towards public health modernization and meeting the needs of foundational programs while training the next generation of public health professionals.

Speaker(s)

Andrew Lafrenz, PhD, MPH, MS
Director of the Integrative Health and Wellness Program, Associate Professor
University of Portland

Moderators

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®
SOPHE Past President
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
F2: Policy as Prevention: Practical Advocacy Skills for Promoting Health of Marginalized Communities

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Effective advocacy campaigns are necessary for promoting policy change in order to promote health equity. Unfortunately, many public health practitioners have little experience or comfort with leading a grassroots advocacy campaign, particularly within marginalized communities. Advocating for an issue, even at a local level, requires organization and management of people, action, and skills. This presentation will cover key advocacy skills regarding building power through stakeholder analysis, effective communication techniques, and designing a sustained activism effort with equity and inclusion in mind. The presentation will put advocacy skills into context by describing a successful campaign for a Non-Discrimination ordinance (NDO) at the local level for LGBTQ+ identified people to create policy change in a seemingly “hostile” environment.

Speaker(s)

Megan Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Boise State University

Moderators

Pat Stieg, MA CHES ®
Health Education Specialist
Carver County Health and Human Services

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Wellness Stretch Break – Warm Up for the Finish Line!

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Warm Up for the Finish Line! Take several minutes to rejuvenate your mind and body and get ready for a dynamic finish for the day! Fun and fitness!

Speakers(s)

Heather Flattery, MPH, CHES®
Manager of Membership and Marketing
Society for Public Health Education

Moderators

Doreleena Sammons-Hackett, SM
Project Director
Society for Public Health Education

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Plenary III: Connecting Data and Your Personal Story for Effective Messaging in Advocacy

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Connecting data and your personal story is critical for effective advocacy. During this session participants will learn how to use a personal story and relevant data to advocate with a policy maker. They will learn the skills needed to be effective advocates when it comes to the "ask". 

Speaker(s)

Robyn Castellani, PhD
President & CEO
Castle & Spark

Moderators

Rachael Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Plenary IV: The "Ask"

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Participants will learn the specifics of two important pieces of legislation they will be advocating for during their congressional visits. They will learn about the Social Determinants of Health Act and the Momnibus. Participants will learn about the need for these policies and how they will address health equity and social determinants of health.

Speaker(s)

Alyson Kelly Northrup, MS
Associate Director for Government Affairs
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Dara Lieberman, MPP
Director of Government Relations
Trust for America’s Health

Moderators

Rachael Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Plenary V: Prepping for Hill Day

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During this session, participants will hear from a Congressional staffers working on Momnibus legislation and the social determinants of health bill. They will learn why these bills were drafted, the gaps they address, and the current status of the bills in Congress.  

Speaker(s)

Jack DiMatteo
Legislative Assistant
Rep. Lauren Underwood’s office (D-IL)

Kripa Sreepada, MHA
Health Policy Advisor
Senator Tina Smith’s office (D-MN)

Moderators

Rachael Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Closing/Wrap Up

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During this session, participants will be guided through preparing for/planning their Hill visit sessions on Oct 15, will review their Hill visit packet contents, and discuss their scheduled visits with legislators on Oct 18-19. This session will also review the Summit evaluation and provide a CE reminder. 

Speaker(s)

Rachael Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University