2013 Health Equity Summit "Collective Consciousness"
Friday, July 19, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kalamazoo County’s first Health Equity Summit is on Friday, July 19th, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, MI.
We are honored to host Dr. Adewale Troutman as our Keynote for the day. Dr. Troutman is the President of the American Public Health Assoication and has thirty years of visionary leadership experience in the diverse fields of public health practice, medical facility operations, administration and education at the local, national and international level. He is also the featured physician in the nationally televised PBS series Unnatural Causes; Is Inequality Making Us Sick? This is a documentary exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.
During the Health Equity Summit, barriers that exist in our community in regards to health equity will be addressed. We will also hightlight current work being done and plan for future work that will help to eliminate the barriers that community residents face.
There will be a PhotoVoice presentation created by local Kalamazoo youth, that gives voice to the health inequities and barriers that they face in our community, as well as a Panel Discussion with prominient leaders from the Kalamazoo Community.
Health Equity Summit
8:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 Welcome Address (Linda S. Vail)
9:30 Morning Speaker (Von Washington Jr.)
10:30 Local Health Disparities Data (Karika A. Phillips,Annie Wendt)
11:25 Photo Voice Presentation
12:00 Lunch (Provided at Radisson)
12:45 Panel Discussion
2:00 Keynote Speaker (Dr. Adewale Troutman)
Please visit the Center for Health Equity’s website for more information and updates. http://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/che/health_summit.htm
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Kalamazoo County Center for Health Equity
The Center for Health Equity (CHE) supports the Health & Community Services Department (HCS) in reflecting equity in all existing services and programs.
The CHE is responsible for building community capacity to improve health equity. This is achieved by addressing existing barriers and by applying the principles of equity in all actions, decisions and policies.
We offer a cross-disciplinary collaborative model for education, awareness, community capacity building, policy influence and technical assistance.
We coordinate internal and external collaborations and initiatives to motivate health partners, groups and individuals to collectively act in determining barriers to health equity.
We conduct research and disseminate critical information about the fundamental causes of inequity and distribution of disease and illness in Kalamazoo County.
We work through the coordination, evaluation and monitoring of the social determinants of health within Kalamazoo County.