Going Beyond Our Walls to Improve Community Health
November 18, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Hilton Garden Inn, 3320 S. 9th, Salina, KS
Breakfast and Lunch are provided. CE credit available.
Conference Program [pdf]
Designed for participants from the faith community, public health, health professionals, and community members, the conference explores current and emerging health issues, with an emphasis on how faith-based assets and public health can work together and leverage their unique strengths to improve community health for all.
This year’s conference features three tracks:
- Mental Health and Early Childhood Development
- Access to Care and Healthy Lifestyles
- Civic Engagement and Advocacy
Opening Keynote: To survive and thrive, we need connection and companionship with others throughout life. In the opening keynote, Dr. Justin Moore will discuss the profound health implications of loneliness and highlight potential interventions, both clinical and social.
Justin Moore MD FACP presented a workshop on social isolation and its profound health impacts at the inaugural Intersections conference in 2017, returning this year to open the conference.
Moore is an endocrinologist who left academic medicine in 2014 to do consulting work at the clinical-public health intersection with Double Arrow Metabolism. It’s in this role that he serves as a consultant with Health ICT and chairs the Chronic Disease Alliance of Kansas. He’s also an endocrinology consultant with RubiconMD and a volunteer endocrinologist with Guadalupe Clinic, where he tends to stop more medications than he starts. He believes chronic diseases should fall at the top of the patient’s problem list at any given visit, not at the bottom. He believes that health is hard to define and harder to measure, but that it’s easier to achieve than most people think. He believes true health saves money, and is an evangelist for transportation by bicycle. Learn more about Justin at DoubleArrowMetabolism.com
- Introduction to the Neighboring Movement – Matthew Johnson, Neighboring Movement.org
- Why the Census Matters: Ensuring Everyone is Counted – Blanca Soto, Kansas Appleseed; Monica Vargas-Huertas, Esq.
- Voting Changes Lives: Nonpartisan Voter Engagement and Healthy Communities – Lindsey Behgam, Mainstream Education Foundation
- Behavioral Health: The Importance of Prevention and the Role of Protective Factors – Chad Childs, KS Prevention Collaborative; Patricia Houston, WSU Community Engagement Institute
- Building Partnerships Beyond Your Walls to Improve Health – Karen Braman, Kansas Hospital Association; Lisse Regehr, Thrive Allen County
- Faith in Action: The Importance of Faith-Based Advocacy at State and Local Levels – Moti Rieber, Kansas Interfaith Action; Marcus Winn, MORE2
- Connecting Community Dots to Improve Early Childhood Programs: From Silos to Strategy – Donna Henry, Travis Rickford, Julie Ross
- Planting Seeds to Better Your Community’s Health – Shelley Rich
- Improving Access and Enhancing Health: Faith-Based Advocacy for KanCare Expansion – Sheldon Weisgrau, Spencer Culver, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas