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Thursday, October 29 | 9:30-10:30am

Coronavirus Made It Clear: Our Health System Needs More Compassion

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Meet the 2020 Keynote Speaker

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH


Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. Dean Galea recently wrote Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health, where he examines healthcare in America and what factors play a role in who is well and unwell.

He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.


Thursday, October 29 | 9:30-10:30am

Coronavirus Made It Clear: Our Health System Needs More Compassion

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Previously Recorded Sessions


We record and archive all of the Healthier Texas Summit Series sessions for your convenience. Check out the videos from past sessions by scrolling below. If you'd like to review the schedule and list of upcoming sessions in this year's Healthier Texas Summit series, please click here.
Date RecordedLength of RecordingTopic 
June 29, 20201 HourOpening Conversation: Health and Social Justice View Previously Recorded Session
June 30, 20201.5 HoursPartnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a CrisisView Previously Recorded Session
July 9, 20201 HourResponding to a Pandemic: How Texas Organizations Are Pivoting to Meet Evolving Needs in the CommunityView Previously Recorded Session
July 14, 20201 HourResponding to a Pandemic: How Texas Communicating about Health During a Public Health Crisis Workshop
(CECs: CHW, CHES, K-12)
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July 16, 20201.5 HoursNetworking Session: Addressing Structural RacismView Previously Recorded Session
July 23, 20201 HourHealth Disparities, Conversations on Race and HealthView Previously Recorded Session
July 28, 20201 HourCovering COVID-19 in TexasView Previously Recorded Session
August 4, 20201 HourFood Access During a CrisisView Previously Recorded Session
Monday, June 29th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Opening Conversation: Health and Social Justice

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Panelists:

William Buster, MA
Executive Vice President of Community Investments, St. David’s Foundation

Stephen Williams
Director, Houston Health Department

Stacey D. Stewart
President and CEO, March of Dimes

Joyce James 
President and CEO, Joyce James Consulting, LLC

Moderator

David L. Lakey, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System

Amy McGeady
CEO, It’s Time Texas

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH | 10:00 - 11:00AM CST

PARTNERING AND COLLABORATING ACROSS SECTORS DURING A CRISIS

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Panelists:

Veronica Rosenbaum
Executive Director, Brownsville Coalition

Nishi Viswanathan, MBBS, MBA
Director, Texas Health Catalyst Face Shield Project

Daphne McGee
Staff Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center Medical-Legal Partnerships

Patrick Brandt
President, Shiftsmart

Moderator

Amy McGeady
CEO, It’s Time Texas

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Tuesday, July 9th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Responding to a Pandemic: How Texas Organizations Are Pivoting to Meet Evolving Needs in the Community

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Speakers

Priscila Garza
Healthy Community School Coordinator, Goose Creek Consolidated ISD

Celia Cole
Chief Executive Officer, Feeding Texas

Christine Kutnick
Chief Operating Officer, The Caring Foundation

Chris Martin
President & CEO, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Moderator

Amy McGeady
CEO, It’s Time Texas

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Tuesday, July 14th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

COMMUNICATING ABOUT HEALTH DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WORKSHOP

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Speaker

Dr. Michael Mackert
Director, Center for Health Communication, University of Texas at Austin

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Thursday, July 16th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Addressing Structural Racism

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PANELIST

Joyce James
CEO and Owner, Joyce James Consulting, LLC

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Tuesday, July 23rd | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Health Disparities: A Conversation on Race and Health

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Panelists

Meme Styles
Founder and President, Measure

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez
Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association

Dr. Monica Webb Hooper
Deputy Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Moderator

Dr. Leslie Weisberg
Market Chief Medical Officer, Southwest Texas Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 10:00 - 11:00AM CST

Covering COVID-19 in Texas

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Panelists

Syeda Hasan
KERA

Dan Solomon
Texas Monthly

Elizabeth Bruenig
New York Times

Moderator

Dr. Ricardo Nuila
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston

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Tuesday, August 4th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Food Access During a Crisis

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Panelists

Debra Franco
Child Hunger Outreach Specialist, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

Mike Pomeroy
Senior Program Director, Brighter Bites

Laura Strube
Deputy Director, Region 15 Education Service Center

Franco Cruz
Senior Program Manager, No Kid Hungry

Moderator

Joycelyn Jurado
Director of School Programs, It's Time Texas

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Thursday, August 13th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Addressing Covid-19 Inequities by Empowering Community Health Workers to Prepare Texans for Public Health Emergencies

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Panelists

Denise A. Hernandez, MPH, CHWI
President/Board of Directors, DFW Community Health Worker Association

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Assistant Professor, UNT Health Science Center, Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas, Fellow and Project Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities

Erin Carlson, DrPH, MPH
Associate Clinical Professor, Graduate Public Health Programs Director, University of Texas at Arlington

Melanie Stone, MPH, MEd
Assistant Director of Community Service Learning, UT Health San Antonio

Moderator

Ashley Rodriguez
Community Health Worker System Manager, Baylor Scott & White Health

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Tuesday, August 18th | 11:00 - 12:00pm CST

Collective Action in the time of COVID-19: Strategies for Working Better Together

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SPEAKER

Suzii Paynter March
Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Waco

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:30 - 11:30AM CST

Defining Coalitions and their Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

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Panelists

Sheena Payne
Director of Community Affairs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Kelli Becerra
Community Partnerships Manager, Healthy Williamson Couty

Moderator

Elena Marks
President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:00 - 11:00AM CST

Healthcare & Social Care Integration: Outcomes and Sustainability

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Panelists

Salil Deshpande
Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare

Len Nichols
Director of the Health Policy Research and Ethics Center, George Mason University

Nirav Shah
Vice President, Social Finance

Mini Kahlon
Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem, Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Moderator

Elena Marks
President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation

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Thursday, September 24th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

What's Going on with our mental health in the face of a pandemic?

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Panelists

Dr. Andy Keller
President and CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Paul Keeton
Director of Veteran Services, West Texas Counseling & Guidance

Greg Hansch, LMSW
Executive Director, NAMI Texas

Leroy Mitchell
Masculinity & Mental Health Trainer, Black Emotional And Mental Health (BEAM)

Moderator

Dr. Frank Webster
Senior Medical Director, Health Care Serice Corporation

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