Free registration: http://tinyurl.com/IgniteHope2018
WHAT: IGNITING HOPE 2018 Building a Just Community with a Culture of Health and Equity
WHEN: 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Sat. April 28
WHERE: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – 955 Main St., Buffalo – (Enter at Main/High St. entrance)
WHY: ‘Conference is First Step of Call to Action to Eliminate Health Disparities …. University at Buffalo Partnering with Community to Take on Challenge’
- Reverend George F. Nicholas, Conference Convener – Pastor at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church-Buffalo, NYand a member of the African American Health Disparities Task Force and the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable.
- Charles F. Zukoski, PhD – Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University at Buffalo
- Consuelo Wilkins – Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College.
- Stephen Thomas, Professor, Health Services Administration; Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland School of Public Health. Dr. Thomas is one of the nation’s leading scholars on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.
IGNITING HOPE 2018 CONFERENCE AGENDA
SAT. APRIL 28, 2018
8:30 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charles F. Zukoski, PhD – Provost and Executive Vice President for
Academic Affairs, University at Buffalo
8:45 AM: Morning Kickoff/Framing – Root Causes
Rev. George F, Nicholas, MDiv, Conference Convener, African American Health Disparity Taskforce; Pastor, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church
9:45 AM: Facilitated Root Cause Breakout Session – Processing Social Determinants of Health is an on-going process; this session will allow the participant to understand the impact of social determinants of
health on health outcomes through one of following lenses:
- Community Mapping
11:15 AM: Lunch
12:00 PM: Debrief from Root Cause Breakout Session
12:40 PM: Keynote
Building a Culture of Health and Equity: How It’s Done in Other Cities
Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins – Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, Associate Professor of Medicine at both Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College
1: 15 PM: Case Study: Community Impact
Dr. Stephen Thomas – Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland
2:00 PM: Next Steps/Action Group Sessions
Break up into Selected social determinant of health/root cause groups, to plan action steps for continuing the movement.
3:30 PM: Debrief
4:00 PM: Adjourn