Thursday, October 14

Thu, Oct 14 at 11:15 am EDT
Student Posters

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Student Posters

Moderators

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, Chief Executive Officer

James Mallare,

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:05 pm 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

Moderators

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®,, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Health

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:45 pm 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 insight into the ways social determinants of health affects a specific area. 

Speaker(s)

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

Dwayne Wharton, MA, Director, External Affairs

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

Moderators

Megan Smith, PhD,

Thu, Oct 14 at 1:45 pm 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,,

Moderators

Lisa Lieberman, PhD, CHES®,

Thu, Oct 14 at 1:45 pm 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,

Sierrah Miley,

Moderators

Jeff Goodman, MPH,

Thu, Oct 14 at 2:45 pm 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,

Moderators

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES®,

Thu, Oct 14 at 2:45 pm EDT
F2: Policy as prevention: Practical Advo Skills for promoting health of marginalzied 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,

Moderators

Pat Stieg, MA CHES ®,

Thu, Oct 14 at 3:45 pm 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, Pres. & CEO

Moderators

Rachel Dombrowski, PhD, MPH,

Thu, Oct 14 at 4:15 pm 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

Dara Lieberman, MPP, Director of Government Relations

Moderators

Rachel Dombrowski, PhD, MPH,

Thu, Oct 14 at 5:00 pm EDT
Plenary V: Prepping for Hill Day

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During this session participants will hear from a Congressional staffer working on Momnibus. They will learn why the Momnibus was drafted, the gaps the legislation address, and the current status of the bills in Congress. 

Speaker(s)

Jack DiMatteo,

Moderators

Rachel Dombrowski, PhD, MPH,