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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, 20201:30 HoursPartnering and Collaborating Across Sectors 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

These uniquely challenging times call for novel approaches to providing essential services, protecting vulnerable populations, and fostering community resilience.

This discussion highlights organizations that are stepping up to the challenge in navigating the current health crisis and addressing the impact of COVID-19.

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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

Moderator

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Amy McGeady
CEO, It’s Time Texas

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

Health Disparities, Conversations on Race and Health

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on health disparities and created an opportunity to address the causes underlying these inequities. During this conversation panelists will explore the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on minority communities, what we can do now to combat these disturbing health inequities, and how we can ensure equal access for all.

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

Food Access During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced extraordinary shocks to our food system, impacting access and affordability across the supply chain. The disruption poses new challenges to families working to put food on the table, with certain communities disproportionately feeling the effects.

The closing of school cafeterias, or the shutting of restaurants and small shops, can create food deserts, putting populations already vulnerable to food insecurity at even greater risk. This conversation will focus on strategies for creating and sustaining reliable food access.

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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

Since COVID-19 hit the United States, so many families, communities, and organizations have come together to support each other and share the universal message that we are all in this together.

It is essential for governments and communities to work together more effectively, not only in public health crises, but also to deal with health equity, food insecurity, education, and other looming challenges that similarly require coordinated, large-scale responses.

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Speaker

Suzii Paynter
Chief Executive Officer, Prosper Waco

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