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.
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
Session List Coming Soon
- Closing the Gap Between What We Know & What We Do
- If Only It Rained Money
- Making Space for Health
- The Present & Future of Health Communications
- Developing Community Leaders & Strategic Partnerships
- Teaching Healthier Every Step of the Way
Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do (in Population Health)
- - Stephanie Kellam, MS, CPT, Student Wellness Coordinator, UnitedHealthcare
- - Tasha Joshua, MS, CHES, Staff Wellness Coordinator, UnitedHealthcare
Stress has an effect on the engagement, performance, and health of all individuals within the school environment. This presentation will focus on the implementation of a district-wide mindfulness initiative with both students and employees. Audience members will learn about the process of gaining district-wide adoption, challenges and barriers encountered, solutions and best practices learned, and the future of the project. Audience members will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of how to replicate a similar initiative as well as with the tools and resources necessary to do so.
- - Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RDN, LD, CNS, FISBNPA, Director & Professor, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Are we making progress with our state initiatives to prevent child obesity? This session will present data from the most recent SPAN survey conducted in 2015-2016, and will show obesity trends over time in students in grades 4, 8, and 11. In addition, differences in obesity prevalence in different regions of the state and along the Texas-Mexico border will be highlighted. Recommendations for future intervention efforts to prevent child obesity will be reviewed, based on the study findings, as well as "how to's" for data use.
- - Scott Wallace, JD, MBA, Managing Director of the Value Institute for Health and Care, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Healthcare is most effective when the needs of patients and families are fully addressed. This only happens when health teams integrate their care with public health resources and the communities they serve. The Experience Group research methodology provides insights into the lives and unmet needs of patients and their families, enables care organized around medically defined segments of people, and identifies the outcomes that matter most to patients. Dell Medical School's Value Institute is using this methodology and a series of implementation frameworks to bring integrated, measurably effective and highly responsive care to patients and families in Central Texas.
- - Sheila Armitage, PhD, CEO, the Windhorse Journey
- - Mary Faria, PhD, FACHE, Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at Texas State University and Concordia University
This interactive session will cover research regarding human resilience and meaning. Presenters will share an assessment tool to measure competency in resilience and allow participants to explore why resilience and meaning are critical to the overall health of individuals and organizations.
- - Andrew Springer, DrPH, Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science, University of Texas School of Public Health-Austin
- - Deborah Salvo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School Of Public Health in Austin
Health promotion interweaving builds from current perspectives in health intervention planning and systems science by guiding practitioners from a conceptualization of context as a backdrop to intervention, to one that recognizes context as integral to the intervention design. Health promotion interweaving concepts and examples will be provided in relation to four key environments (policy, information, social/cultural/organizational, and the physical), followed by a more in-depth exploration of pop-up parks, a novel approach for activating urban environments for physical activity and healthy social interaction.
- - Juan Aguilera, MD, MPH: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD student, UT El Paso
- - Karen Del Rio Guzman, Health Promotion student, UT El Paso
This session will cover how students from MPH and Health Promotion at UTEP provided free screenings to 3,000 uninsured people in low-income communities of El Paso to keep track of their health and research impact. Input from students will be the learning process to perform the health exam (BP, Lipid-Glucose, ECG) and give recommendations to people based on their results. Speakers will talk about their findings, ways students can get involved, and how to utilize student involvement in your community.
- - Moderator: Mitch Goldman, Austin Regional Clinic
- - Lily Mitchell, Director of Quality, People’s Community Clinic
- - Tracy Angelocci, MD, Lone Star Circle of Care
- - Darren Geyer, MD, Premier Family Physicians/li>
A successful clinical quality improvement initiative requires much more than good intentions and knowledge of best practices. It is both "top down" and "bottom up," aligning organizational priorities with the realities of on-the-ground clinical care. QI also presents multiple administrative and implementation challenges: Is there sufficient data to measure improvement? Does the project address clinician and patient needs? Does the organization have the capacity and culture to take on "yet another" project? This panel will present clinical, technical, and operational perspectives on the reality of bringing about change in complex clinical environments.
For those looking to further their education in a specific field, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be offered for the following professions:
- Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- 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)
With questions regarding CPE credits, contact Carley McCaw at Carley@itstimetexas.org.