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A Conversation on Community Health

The Atlantic

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)

St. Louis, MO

A Conversation on Community Health

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The Atlantic's Community Health tour makes its second stop in St. Louis this December, where we'll gather leaders currently working on the frontlines of community health; doctors, educators, legislators, community leaders, and advocates. The Atlantic will host Jackie Joyner-Kersee – one of the most famous and decorated U.S. Olympians in Track and Field history – as the subject of our headline interview. Born in East St. Louis, Joyner-Kersee has dedicated much of her life since retiring as an athlete to the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which works to improve community health in St. Louis's poorest neighborhoods. 

In addition to our keynote interview, the Town Hall will include an expert panel featuring Robert Fruend, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Melba Moore, Commissioner of Health for the City of St. Louis, and Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. These panelists will introduce the audience to their experiences and best practices they have uncovered, and also discuss audience generated submissions from the innovative iPad technology to be used during the forum. The panel will drive the group conversation towards a critical, solutions based dialogue, which is the ultimate goal of this program. 

We're pleased to bring an innovative and stimulating conversation on community health to the St. Louis market, featuring a cutting-edge technology for integrating attendees into the on-stage conversation so we can have a truly solutions-oriented conversation based on your feedback. In addition to the keynote interview, our program will divide our audience into small groups solving problems on a key community health question.

Each group will use iPads powered by MtgWorksTM, an app that allows for the rapid collection of responses and the real-time synthesis of key themes. We will then work to explore these key themes with our guest panel in a large discussion. This ‘big-to-little-to-big‘ discussion format promises to engage us all in working together to improve community health.Join us for this critical discussion of the national and local health problems impacting Missouri, and the best practices our experts are uncovering and employing to combat them. . 

Date: Wednesday, December 12

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST) - Registration begins at 2:30 

Location: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, Regency Ballroom

                315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102

During our first stop in Philadelphia, entertainer and activist Dr. Bill Cosby, and his longtime advisor and writing partner Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, headlined the "Conversation on Community Health” Town Hall. To view footage of their conversation on community wellness, please visit the event website.  


PROGRAM AGENDA

2:30 p.m., CT
Guest arrival and registration

3:00 p.m., CT
Welcome remarks and introduction of expert panel discussion by moderator John Donvan, ABC News

Panelists: Robert Fruend, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission; Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter; Melba Moore, Health Commissioner for the City of St. Louis; Dr. Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis

Working in small groups, the audience will play an active part in the panel discussion by answering questions about community health via iPad. Moderated by Donvan, these iPad submissions will facilitate a dialogue between the panelists on stage and members of the audience.

4:40 p.m., CT
Audience Q&A

5:00 p.m., CT
Headline Interview: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, U.S. Olympian and founder, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Interviewer: John Donvan, ABC News

5:15 p.m., CT
Audience Q&A

5:30 p.m., CT
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Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Regency Ballroom
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)


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