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2022 Partners for Advancing Health Equity Summit: Sessions

Monday December 5, 8:45am – 4:30pm CST

Opening Plenary: Conversations with Thomas LaVeist and Alonzo Plough, hosted by Sheldon Watts

“Community & Coalition Building: How to amass power and make change” with Chas Moore, Joao Paolo Connolly, and Chris Harris from the Austin Justice Coalition, and Devin Davis, Director of Political Operations at Voters Organized to Educate

“The Role of Education Access on Health & Social Equity” with Phoebe Ferguson and Raynard Sanders of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation, and Kristin Buras of Georgia Southern University

“Measuring progress on health equity: How do we know we’re getting there?” with Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health and Dr. Alonzo Plough, Chief Science Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“Getting the Job Done: Equitable Grantmaking and Tools for Success” with Cara James, President and CEO at Grantmakers in Health

“Addressing historical and intergenerational trauma for health equity” with Karina Walters, Professor and Co-director and PI of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at University of Washington

“Leveraging Data for Sustainable Justice” with Gail Christopher, Executive Director at the National Collaborative for Health Equity

“Gulf South Climate Justice and Health” moderated by John Sabo, Director of Tulane’s ByWater Institute. Panelists: Jeffery Darensbourg, councilperson of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation with knowledge of the local Native tribes of the Gulf South, Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of the New Orleans Water Collaborative, and Shannon Antoine-Hardy, Assistant Professor at Dillard University

“Climate change as a threat multiplier” panel moderated by Adrienne Hollis, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Health, and Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. Panelists: Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President and Social Justice Lead with the Metropolitan Group, Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of the New Orleans Water Collaborative, and Margot Brown, Vice President for Justice and Equity at the Environmental Defense Fund.

“Lessons learned from Ending the HIV Epidemic: Harmonizing policy and priority to support ending the HIV epidemic in America” moderated by Kristefer Stojanovski, Research Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, panelists: Gregorio Millet, Vice President and Director at amFAR, and Gabriel Maldonado, founder and CEO of Truevolution

“Use and Misuse of Race in Medicine” panel moderated by Thomas LaVeist, Dean and Weatherhead Chair at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, panelists: Harold Neighbors, Senior Advisor for Public Health Research and Training at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Vence Bonham, Acting Deputy Director, Associate Investigator at National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Tuesday December 6, 9:30am – 1:30pm CST

“Community-Engaged Participatory Action Research (PAR): Rewriting the script for equitable healthcare” with Dr. Alfredo Ortiz Aragón, Associate Professor at Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate World and Michelle Vasquez, PhD student at the University of the Incarnate World

“Health & Place: Building a Framework for Health Equity” moderated by Joanna Lombard, Professor at University of Miami School of Architecture. Panelists: Emilie Taylor Welty, Professor of Practice and Director of Architecture, Tulane University School of Architecture, Ann Yoachim, Director at the Small Center for Collaborative Design and Professor of Practice at Tulane University School of Architecture, Katherine Theall, Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Dasjon Jordan, Executive Director at Broad Community Connections, Derek Kauneckis, Senior Science Advisor at I See Change, and Caroline Reed, Program Manager at I See Change

“Promoting Healthcare Equity through the Medicaid Program” panel moderated by Andrew Anderson Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Panelists: LaShawn McIver, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Jennifer Avegno, Director of the New Orleans Health Department, and Amanda Dumas, Interim Chief Medical Officer in the Bureau of Health Services Financing, Louisiana Department of Health

“Building our skills in systems-thinking and mapping” with Irene Headen, Assistant Professor of Black Health at Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health and Kristefer Stojanovski, Research Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

"Data Visualization for Persuasive Journalism" moderated by Bob Ortega with CNN Investigates. Panelists: Alice Feng, Data Visualization Developer at the Urban Institute and Lillie Williamson, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Closing Plenary: New Orleans Jazz as a metaphor for American Life with Dr. Michael White, educator, jazz historian, bandleader, and composer