Want more? Check out the Pre-Conference Workshop, October 26!

Want more? Check out the Pre-Conference Workshop, October 26!

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Healthier Texas Summit Agenda & Speakers

Virtual Agenda Overview


Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Time: TBD
Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, October 27

Day One: Healthier Texas Summit

TimeTopic / Event
9:30 a.mWelcome
10:00 - 11:00 a.m Keynote Speaker: Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Break
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions + Close of Day 1
Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, October 28

Day Two: Healthier Texas Summit

TimeTopic / Event
9:00 - 9:30 a.mNetworking Opportunity, Data Petting Zoo, Posters
10:00 - 11:00 a.m Plenary Speaker: John Auerbach, MBA, Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs, CDC
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Symposium: Future of Health Policy
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Presentation + Close of Day 2
Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Friday, October 29

Day Three: Healthier Texas Summit

TimeTopic / Event
9:00 - 9:30 a.mNetworking Opportunity, Posters
10:00 - 11:00 a.m Plenary Session: Dr. Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Break
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.Data Petting Zoo
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions + Close of Day 3

2021 Keynote Speakers


Dr. J. Nadine Gracia

President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)

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About Dr. J. Nadine Gracia

Formerly served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Today she is leading TFAH’s work to advance sound public health policy, address the social determinants of health, advance health equity, and make health promotion and disease prevention a national priority.

John Auerbach

Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs, CDC

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About John Auerbach

Dr. John Auerbach is the lead strategic advisor on CDC engagement with the government agencies at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels, public health partners, and other external partners. Within the agency, he assists the Director in the development of priority initiatives. Over the course of a thirty-year career, he has held senior public health positions at the federal, state, and local levels. Immediately before returning to CDC, he was the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), where he oversaw TFAH's work to promote sound public health policy and make disease prevention a national priority.

Dr. Sandro Galea

MD, MPH, DrPH

Dean, Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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About Dr. Sandro Galea

Physician, epidemiologist, and author, Dr. Galea has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences and is a regular contributor to public media about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma.

Having spoken during the 2020 Healthier Texas Summit, discussing his book Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health, Galea plans to continue the spirit of collaboration during the Summit while discussing his not-yet-released book: The Contagion Next Time.

Presentations


Tuesday, October 26

New: Pre-Conference Workshop

Presentation TitlePresenters

Social and Health Information Platform (SHIP): Data sharing across healthcare and social services to create a patient-centered health system in Central Texas

Anjum Khurshid, MD PhD

Associate Professor & Director Data Integration, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin


Amy Price, MS

Vice President Navigation Center at United Way for Greater Austin


Tracy Angelocci, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer, Lone Star Circle of Care

Family Connects: A Universal Nurse Home Visit Program Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Laura Kender

Chief of Child and Family Services at My Health My Resources (MHMR) Tarrant County


Shalyn Bravens

Director of Family Connects and MIECHV at United Way of Austin


Ayla Landry

Community Health Manager at Lone Star Circle of Care and Co-founder and CEO of Porches for Progress

Understanding Built Environment as a Social Determinant of Health--A Collaborative of Healthcare Providers, Landscape Architects, and Neighborhood Residents

Kari Spielgelhalter

Associate Urban Ecological Designer, Asakura Robinson


Cindy Lucia

Senior Program Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

Community Health Resource Centers: A Case Study on Cross-Sectoral Partnerships to Improve Health in Rural Texas Communities

Cindy Lucia

Senior Program Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation


Craig Rotter, PhD

Executive Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Texas Rural Leadership Program

Building Advocacy and Justice with Churches and Community

Willie Bennett,

Congregational Engagement Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

A coordinated school health approach to reduce risk of dental caries among elementary school children in Texas

Shreela Sharma, PhD, RDN

Professor of Epidemiology, UTHealth School of Public Health


Kila Johnson, DDS

Director of Dental Health Services, Harris County Public Health


Kevin Ryan

Director, Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

Transforming Health Promotion via Community Health Clubs on the Texas-Mexico Border

Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio


Esmeralda Ibarra

Community Health Worker, Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Health Education Center


Allison Vasak

Medical Student, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

Advancing Health Equity Through Food Access and Nutrition Education: A Cross-Sector Dialogue

Natasha Harper-Madison

Mayor Pro-Tem & District 1 Council Member, Austin City Council


Linda Novick O’Keefe

Co-Founder & CEO, Common Threads


Andrea Abel

Executive Director, Farmshare Austin

Equity in Action: Utilizing a Diversified and Inclusive Framework for Systemic Change

Tyenise Blackmon

Director of Community Engagement and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), Action for Healthy Kids


Stephanie Kellam

Director of Wellness and Community Engagement, UnitedHealthcare


Nomita Bajwa

CEO and Founder, Wellness Geeks LLC

Tarrant County Birth Equity Collaborative: Promoting Community and Systems Change in North Texas

Kyrah K. Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington


Erika Thompson, PhD MPH

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center


Misty Wilder, Program Director

University of North Texas Health Science Center Healthy Start


Barbara Dunlap, Minister/Community Leader

First United Methodist Church of Hurst

Utilizing Data to Inform the Development of Strategies to Prevent and Mitigate Childhood Adversities

Nancy Correa, DrPH

Practice Administrator for the Section of Public Health, Texas Children’s Hospital


Yen Nong, MPH

Senior Clinical Research Associate in the Section of Public Health and Child Abuse Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital


Beth Van Horne, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine; Director of Research for the Section of Public Health and Child Abuse Pediatrics, Texas Children’s HospitalTexas Children’s Hospital

Campus Health Profiles for UNTHSC"s Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4): Reaching Families, Eliminating Barriers, Building Bridges

Leslie Allsopp, PhD, MSN, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric and Women’s Health, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNTHSC and Project Manager Asthma 411 Consortium


Christina Robinson, MD

Associate Professor Department of Pediatric and Women’s Health, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNTHSC and Medical Director Pediatric Mobile Clinic


Shane Fernando, PhD, MS, CPPS, FRSHP

Assistant Professor (Clinical, Community and Translational) Department of Pediatric and Women’s Health, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine


Priya Bui, DO, FAAP

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric and Women’s Health, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNTHSC

Methods and Strategies to Examine COVID-19 Seroprevalence in Texas

Eric Boerwinkle

Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health


Jennifer Shuford, MD MPH

Chief State Epidemiologist, DSHS


Jasmine Tiro, PhD

Associate Professor, UT Southwestern


Amit Singal, MD

Associate Professor, UT Southwestern

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