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California Endowment

1000 Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Women’s History Month Conference with ‘RhythmQuest’ African Drumming Workshop

Conference Theme:

Achieving MCAH Equity By Changing the Built Environment

Join us in honoring Women’s History Month and the significant contributions that Women - old and young, poor and rich, disabled and abled, disadvantaged and advantaged - make to the health of families, communities, the great state of California and to the union that is America. The 1st International Women’s Day was held in 1911. In 1980, after much struggle, President Carter proclaimed the week of March 8th as Women’s History Week. In 1987, the US Congress designated March as Women’s History Month and Presidents, since 1988, have issued proclamations.

This conference gathers professionals from diverse backgrounds including MCAH, family health, public health, mental health, education, fatherhood, arts and culture, injury prevention and law/public safety. The artists and presenters/panelists are an all-star cast -supported by emerging leaders – who will highlight challenges, successes and future opportunities to elevate maternal, paternal, child, adolescent and family health in diverse Southern California.

When: Monday, March 11th, 2019

Where: The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Ave., LA, CA 90012

Time: Breakfast/Registration begins at 8:30 am.

What: Join us for a one-day conference focused on achieving maternal, paternal, child and adolescent health equity and reducing child deaths in LA County's communities of color.

AGENDA – (subject to modification)

Conference Question:

Considering those most in need, how can we change the Physical, Social, Economic, and Built Environment

to Build Strengthen Women, Strengthen Families and Strengthen California?

8:30 am Registration/Check-in Starts/Continental Breakfast and Informal Networking;

8:40 am - 8:55 am Strengthening Self:

Simple Qi Gong Exercises for Social Justice Warriors – TCE Courtyard or Conference Room


9:00 am – 9:10 am Strengthening Spirit: Conference Welcome and Reading of Statement Honoring Women’s History Month and the contributions of women, recognized and unrecognized, towards Strengthening Women, Strengthening Families and Strengthening California (and social justice and freedom too).

SPEAKER: Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer, Community Intelligence - Confirmed

9:15 am – 9:45 am Strengthening Primary Prevention:

The Built Environment and a System of Prevention - Strengthening Women and Families in California’s Communities of Color

SPEAKER: Manal Aboelata, MPH, Deputy Director, Prevention Institute

9:50 am – 10:20 am Addressing the Addressable - MCAH and the Built Environment:

Five Threats to Maternal, Paternal, Child and Adolescent (Family) Health That Can Be Addressed thorough Changes to the Physical, Social, Economic, and/or Built Environment:

  1. Infectious Disease/MRSA, Child Behavior;
  2. Physical Inactivity, Chronic Diseases, Diabesity, Parks/Open Spaces;
  3. Unhealthy Food, Nutrition, Food Deserts, Food Swamps;
  4. Community Violence, Intentional/Unintentional Injuries; and,
  5. Mental Health, Binge/Underage Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, SUDS

SPEAKER: Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer, Community Intelligence

10:25 am – 10:45 am Strengthening Resolve and Dismantling Doubt: Presentation of Community Intelligence Award for - Reducing African American Child Deaths in Sacramento County

AWARDEE: Kindra Montgomery-Block, The Sierra Health Foundation/Steering Committee for the Reduction of African American Child Deaths in Sacramento County

PRESENTER: Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer, Community Intelligence

10:50 am – 11:50 Panel Discussion:

Basic Question – Given your perspective, purview and charge, what’s Needed to Strengthen Women and Families in LA County’s Low and Middle Income Communities?

MODERATOR: Dr Tracy Delaney, Executive Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California;

PANELISTS: Dr Deborah Allen, Deputy Director Los Angeles County Department of Public Health;

Kiran Saluja, MPH, Executive Director, PHFE WIC;

Mr. Michael Johnson, Director, City of Pasadena, Department of Public Health;

11:55 pm – 12:25 pm LUNCH BREAK

12:30 – 1:40 pm Panel Discussion:

Strengthening Men and Boys of Color - MCAH, Mental Health and Whole Person Care

MODERATOR: Marcina D. Riley, MBK Initiative Coordinator, Long Beach, HHS, Community Impact Division;

PANELISTS: Nancy Riano, MCAH Director, Long Beach Health and Human Services;

Yolonda Rogers-Jones, Black Infant Health Program Coordinator, LAC BIH Program;

Adjoa Jones, Whole Person Care, Los Angeles County Department of Health;

Amber Rickert, Los Angeles Child Guidance Center;

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Drumming Workshop for Social Justice Warriors - Women, Arts and Drumming


Dr. Giavanni Washington, UCLA PhD in World, Arts, Culture and Performance,

Founder/Director Rhythm Quest

2:50 pm to 4:00 pm Closing Panel Discussion:

How can we Change the Built Environment to Strengthen Women, Families and Communities?

MODERATOR: Manal Aboelata, Deputy Director, Prevention Institute;

PANELISTS: Maryjane Puffer, Executive Director, Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health;

Nancy Ibrahim, Executive Director, Esperanza Housing Corporation;

Sonya Young Aadam, Executive Director, California Black Women’s Health Project;

Kindra Montgomery Block – Senior Program Officer - Sierra Health Foundation;

4:10 pm Adjourn

Food/Amenities: A light breakfast, lunch with vegan/vegetarian options and snacks will be provided. Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day.

  • Sonya Young Aadam

    Sonya Young Aadam

    California Black Women's Health Project Executive Director
  • Dr. Deborah Allen

    Dr. Deborah Allen

    Los Angeles Department of Public Health Deputy Director
  • Dr. Tracy Delaney

    Dr. Tracy Delaney

    Public Health Alliance of Southern California Executive Director
  • NRR Nancy Riano, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC

    Nancy Riano, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP-BC

    Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services Nursing Services Officer, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director
  • VG Vanessa Gonzales

    Vanessa Gonzales

    Pasadena Health Department - Black Infant Health Interim Program Coordinator
  • Dr. Randal Henry

    Dr. Randal Henry

    Community Intelligence Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer
  • Dr. Nancy Ibrahim

    Dr. Nancy Ibrahim

    Esperanza Housing Corporation Executive Director
  • AJ Adjoa Jones

    Adjoa Jones

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Associate Director, Regional Collaboration - SPA 6, Whole Person Care
  • Nicole Barney Evans, MSW, MBA

    Nicole Barney Evans, MSW, MBA

    City of Pasadena Health Department Interim MCAH Director
  • Sara Haskie Mendoza

    Sara Haskie Mendoza

    National Compadres Network Manager of Women's and Girl's Programs
  • Manal Aboelata, MPH

    Manal Aboelata, MPH

    Prevention Institute Deputy Director
  • Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH

    Amber Rickert, LCSW, MPH

    Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic Director of Outpatient Services
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Community Intelligence https://communityintelligence.org/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Prevention Institute
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Rhythm Quest http://rhythmquest.net/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Hope and Heal Fund
  • Maryjane Puffer

    Maryjane Puffer

    Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health Executive Director
  • Kiran Saluja, MPH, RDN

    Kiran Saluja, MPH, RDN

    PHFE WIC Program Executive Director
  • Marcina D. Riley

    Marcina D. Riley

    Division of Community Impact & The Office of Equity, Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Coordinator
  • Dr. Giavanni Washington

    Dr. Giavanni Washington

    Rhythm Quest Founder/Director

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