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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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Healthier Texas Summit Series

Previously Recorded Sessions


We recorded and archived all of the Healthier Texas Summit Series sessions for your convenience. Check out the videos and slides from the 2020 Summit session below.
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
August 13, 20201 HourAddressing Covid-19 Inequities by Empowering Community Health Workers to Prepare Texans for Public Health EmergenciesView Previously Recorded Session
August 18, 20201 HourCollective Action in the time of COVID-19: Strategies for Working Better TogetherView Previously Recorded Session
August 25, 20201 HourState of COVID-19 Across TexasView Previously Recorded Session
September 3, 20201 HourDefining Coalitions and their Role in Addressing Social Determinants of HealthView Previously Recorded Session
September 8, 20201 HourFacebook Session: Navigating SNAP BenefitsView Previously Recorded Session
September 10, 20201 HourHealthcare & Social Care Integration: Outcomes and SustainabilityView Previously Recorded Session
September 16, 20201.5 HoursFacebook Session: Finding Essential Services During Uncertain TimesView Previously Recorded Session
September 17, 20201.5 HoursStrategies to Address Mental Health Needs For Children in TexasView Previously Recorded Session
September 24, 20201 HourWhat’s Going on with Our Mental Health in the Face of a Pandemic?View Previously Recorded Session
September 29, 20201 HourCultural Competency: Courageous Conversations to Improve HealthView Previously Recorded Session
October 6, 20201 HourStrengthening our ResilienceView Previously Recorded Session
October 8, 20201.5 HoursRural Community Health Practice Across Texas View Previously Recorded Session
October 13, 20201.5 HoursImproving Health and Addressing Food Insecurity Across Texas Through Partnerships Between Food Banks and Health CareView Previously Recorded Session
October 20, 202030 minutesFacebook Session: How It’s Time Texas Promotes Health in a Virtual New World.View Previously Recorded Session
October 21, 202030 minutesFacebook Session: Is your Web Lit Legit?View Previously Recorded Session
October 22, 20201 HourUsing Data to Transform Health in TexasView Previously Recorded Session
October 27, 202040 minutesFacebook Session: Quick, Satisfying Meals that Won't Break the BankView 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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Tuesday, August 25th | 10:00 - 11:00Am CST

State of COVID-19 Across Texas

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SPEAKERs

Dr. Shreela V. Sharma
Professor of Epidemiology, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

Dr. Bijal Bala
Associate Professor & Regional Dean, UT School of Public Health in Dallas

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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

Elena Marks
President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation

Kelli Becerra
Community Partnerships Manager, Healthy Williamson County

Heidi McPherson
Sr. Director, Healthcare Systems & Community Impact, American Heart Association

Bert Pickell
Director, San Antonio Walks! San Antonio Mayor's Fitness Council

Moderator

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

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Tuesday, September 8th | 12:00 - 12:30Pm CST

Navigating SNAP Benefits

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Speakers

Kevin Orr
Community Support Specialist, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Natalie Richardson
Living Healthier Coach, It's Time Texas

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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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Wednesday, September 16th | 12:00 - 12:30Pm CST

Finding Essential Services During Uncertain Times

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Speakers

Amy Cuellar
Senior Program Manager, Feeding Texas

Alana Pierre
Director of Social Services,
North Texas Food Bank

Elizabeth Vela
North Texas Food Bank

Moderator

Elena Marks
President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 - 11:30AM CST

Strategies to Address Mental Health Needs for Children in Texas

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Panelists

Sonja Gaines, MBA
Deputy Executive Commissioner for Intellectual and Developmental and Behavioral Health Services Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Sarah Wakefield
Associate Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Member of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium

Dr. Andy Keller   
President and Chief Executive Officer
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Stephany Bryan
Senior Program Officer and Consumer & Family Liaison
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, UT Austin

Moderator

Luanne Southern, MSW
Executive Director of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, University of Texas System

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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

Ben G. Hubert, LPC
Counselor, 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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Tuesday, September 29th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Cultural Competency: Courageous Conversations to Improve Health

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speakers

Christine Tuell
Program Manager, UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Dr. Kent L. Willis
Associate Provost, UT Health Science Center at Tyler

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Tuesday, October 6th | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Strengthening our Resilience

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Panelists

Tom Heritage
CIGNA

Charlene James
President, AARP

Nwakaego Oriji
Counselor Facilitator and the lead for Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Garland ISD

Moderator

Dr. Mark Netoskie
Market Medical Executive, CIGNA

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Thursday, October 8th | 10:00 - 11:30am CST

Rural Community Health Practice Across Texas

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Panelists

Shannon Calhoun
Chair, Texas Health Services Authority

Nikki Steinsbo
Executive Director, Best Friends Community Services

Erin Marietta
Director of Operations, Madison & Grimes Hospitals

Angela Tanguma
RGV Mobile Women's Health Van

Moderator

Shara McClure
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Tuesday, October 13th | 10:00 - 11:30am CST

Improving Health and Addressing Food Insecurity Across Texas Through Partnerships Between Food Banks and Health Care

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Panelists

Dr. Valerie Smith
Chair, Smith County Food Security Council 
Pediatrician, St. Paul Children's Foundation

Rachel Koay
Chief Impact Officer, Feeding Texas

Esther Liew, LMSW
Food for Change Partnerships Manager, Houston Food Bank

April Rosales
Social Services Manager, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank

Moderator

Natalie Poulos, PhD
UT System Population Health

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tuesday, October 20 | 12Pm CST

How It’s Time Texas Promotes Health in a Virtual New World.

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Wednesday, October 21 | 12Pm CST

Is your Web Lit Legit?

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speaker

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

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Thursday, October 22nd | 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Using Data to Transform Health in Texas

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Speaker

Margaret Spellings
President and CEO, Texas 2036

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tuesday, October 27 | 12Pm - 12:40PM CST

Quick, Satisfying Meals that Won't Break the Bank

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Speaker

Hannah Kesterson, MS, RDN, LD
Nutrition and Health Coordinator 

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