Summit Tracks and Sessions
To break down industry silos and increase cross-sector collaboration, tracks at the Summit are flexible and cover what we believe to be the most influential forces in community and population health today. We encourage attendees to mix sessions in their own field with sessions on topics they are interested in but may know less about. While sessions may fit into more than one track, each prospective presenter should indicate the track within which the session would fit best.
Click here to download a pdf of this year’s session times and dates.
All Sessions are Subject to Change
- Transforming Health Systems: Shifting from Services to Outcomes
- Fostering Healthy Places: Impacting Schools and Organizations
- Advancing Health Equity: Better Health for All
- Powering Healthy Change: Harnessing Health Communication and Technology
- Nurturing Community Health: Growing and Leveraging Assets
Transforming Health Systems: Shifting from Services to Outcomes
- – Barbara J Turner , Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at UT Health San Antonio
- – Raudel Bobadilla, Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at UT Health San Antonio
- – Debra Irwin, Community Health Centers of South Central Texas
- – Brenda Westbrooks
This session will offer real world lessons about implementing Hepatitis C virus screening and management from a Chief Medical officer of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a HCV-expert community health worker (CHW), and patient who was diagnosed with HCV through routine screening and treated.
- – Shara McClure, Divisional Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
- – Meredith Duncan, MPH, Regional Executive Director, Aetna
- – Brock Purslow, Market Vice President, Humana Health & Wellness Solutions
Texas’ leading health plans will discuss how they are driving value, cutting costs, and reducing health disparities. Panelists will also share their strategic priorities going forward and how attendees can unite with them in transforming health in Texas.
- – Manda Hall, MD, Associate Commissioner, Community Health Improvement Division, Title V Maternal & Child Health Medical Director, Texas Department of State Health Services
- – Leslie French, JD, Associate Commissioner for Health, Developmental and Independence Services
The transformation of the Department of State Health Services into an agency with an exclusive public health focus presents a unique opportunity for implementing maternal health and safety initiatives. The session will focus on statewide data trends and these initiatives.
- – Lewis Foxhall, MD, MD Anderson
Background introduction and panel discussion regarding innovative approach to improving care for adult cancer survivors. Based on CPRIT grant involving UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and Family Medicine Residency Programs, this approaches links cancer center content experts with primary care teams in Tyler, Austin and Galveston. The program aims to improve knowledge and confidence among participants in addressing unmet needs in cancer survivors cared for in their residency program practices.
For those looking to further their education in a specific field, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be offered for the following professions:
- Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
- Community Health Workers (CHW)
- Community Health Education Specialist (CHES)
- Dietitians/Nutritionists (D/N)
- Human Resources (HR)
- K-12 Educator (TEA)
- Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
- Social Work (SW)
For questions regarding CEC’s please email Alice Hui.