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Stepping Forward Together: Advancing Equity and Cultural Competency to Improve Population Health


Join us for this timely and essential two day discussion about health care equity and the promotion of population health for Vermonters. The two days will be filled with national, regional and local experts sharing their knowledge and experiences about health care, diversity, culture and how to best support the health of Vermonters. Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., a world renowned expert on the social determinants of health and the promotion of equity in health care, is starting off our event with a keynote and discussion. On the second day, Tawara Goode, M.A., Director National Center for Cultural Competence & University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Georgetown University Medical Center will provide a keynote exploring the development and implementation of programs and initiatives in the area of cultural and linguistic competency at local, national and international levels.

Conference attendees include human services providers, economic service providers, medical providers, first responders, educators, state officials, law enforcement, translators, and more.

Continuing Education:

Approved for 12 CEU's for Vermont NASW and 13 CLE's. CEU's and CME's are pending for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, and medical professionals.


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Monday, March 27th

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.:Welcome: Elizabeth Sightler, Executive Director, Champlain Community Services, Vermont Care Network Board President

Introduction: Simone Rueschemeyer, Executive Director, Vermont Care Network

Keynote: “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism - Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.P.H., PH.D.

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Break and Silent Auction

10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: “Panel Discussion: What is the research telling us? An overview of critical findings in the field of health care disparities and the social determinants of health” – Andrea Green, M.D., Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D., Jennifer Hurley, Ph.D., Cynthia Rayes, Ph.D., Shana Haines, Ph.D., Fiona Patterson, DSW

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and Silent Auction

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Part I)” – Lance Metayer and Bridget Archambault *Preregistration requred

Cultural Competence to Address Health Care Disparities” - Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

“Health Care Needs in the LGTBQ Community”, Amanda Rohdenburg

What Exactly is Ableism? Changing Cultural Norms of People with Disabilities”, Max Barrows and Karen Topper

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Team Two: How Law Enforcement and Crisis Workers Team Together” – Kristin Chandler, J.D.

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Break and Silent Auction

3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Stigma and Discrimination” – Wilda L. Wilde, J.D. and Sandy Steingard, M.D.

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Expanding Community Cultural Connections Reception – All are welcome to attend this event with comments from distinguished guests. Silent auction winners will be announced!


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.:Welcome: Mary Moulton, Executive Director, Washington County Mental Health, Vermont Council Board President

Introduction: Maria Mercedes Avila, Ph.D.

Keynote: “The Role of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Achieving Health Equity” - Tawara Goode, M.A.

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: “Panel Discussion: Lived Experience with Health Care Cultural Brokers and Community Outreach Workers” – Mr. Noor Bulle, Mr. Tuipate F. Mubiay, Dr. Symphorien Sikyala, Dr. Virginie Diambou, Mr. Bidur Dahal, Dr. Mona Tolba, Mrs. Rita Neopaney, and Ms. Gina Cabrera

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch – Cultural Brokers and Community Outreach Workers will be available for discussion over lunch

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Part II)” – Lance Metayer and Bridget Archambault

Poverty and Class” – Angela Berkfield, Kendra Colburn, and Davey Shlasko

But I Treat Everyone the Same! - How Our Unconscious Influences Our Behaviors” – Dr. Jude Smith Rachele

Working with Interpreters” – Cathy Kelley

Trauma Treatment with Diverse Cultures” – Margaret Joyal, M.A. and Emily Mazulla, Ph.D.



    Lodging: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/vtcarenetwork2017

    Parking: The Sheraton has ample parking on site at the conference center.



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