Westat's Center on Health Disparities & Health Equity Research and the Rockville Institute are co-sponsoring a health equity roundtable series to explore the process by which ideas and methods transform into policy and practice. This series brings to the forefront the ongoing research and real-world efforts that target eliminating health disparities and improving population health outcomes.

Join us at Westat's headquarters in our Conference Center. Each event is free and open to the public. The series will be available to view online in real time.

The sessions will cover key topics of interest to multidisciplinary professionals. Each roundtable features a panel of eminent voices on critical issues surrounding health equity.

Hosted by Brenda Leath, a Westat Senior Study Director, each event will provide an opportunity to discuss current and emerging programs for addressing health disparities and health equity. The goal of these discussions is to promote the spread of effective innovation in health equity.

Register now to join the conversation that will be hosted at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. The event is free and open to the public. The series will be available to view online in real time.

Session 1 Agenda:


Health Equity in the Balance-Bridging Policy, Research, Practice & Philanthropy
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00-2:30pm (ET)
Westat Conference Center
1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850





Speakers:
Public Policies as Mechanisms for Systems Change


Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, DABCHS, CHS-III
President, Life Division Juxtopia, LLC
Innovation Through Enacted Congressional Health Legislation & Legislative Proposals – Illustrative Examples

Patricia N. Mathews
President/CEO, Northern Virginia Health Foundation
Translating Health Policy & Best Practices into Community-Level Investments


Translating Health Policy into National, State & Local Service Innovations

Rick Wilk, MPH, MBA
Regional Administrator, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Chicago Regional Office
Affordable Care Act and the Pathways HUBs: Community-Level Approaches for Performance-Based Delivery Systems


Matthew D. Trujillo, PhD
Program Officer, Research-Evaluation-Learning Unit, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Creating a New Culture of Health RWJF Initiative


Public-Private Sector Innovations for Improving Population Health

Uchenna S. Uchendu, MD
Chief Officer, Office of Health Equity, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Improving Health Equity for Veterans: A Public Sector Response


Catharine Grimes, MBA, CPA
Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Improving Health Equity for Veterans: A Philanthropic Portfolio


Moderator: Brenda Leath, MHSA
Senior Study Director, Westat


Session 2 Agenda:


Holistic, Multisector Approaches to Improving Population Health
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 1:00-2:30pm (ET)
Westat Conference Center
1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850





Speakers:

Advancing Health Equity Through Health Technology & Telehealth

Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD
Founder/President/CEO, Juxtopia
Technology Innovations in Alzheimer's Care

Sherrie Williams, LCSW
Chief Operations Officer, Global Partnership for Telehealth
Improving Primary Care & Preventive Access Through School-Based Telehealth Services


Making the Oral Health Connection to Overall Health

Jane Koppelman
Director, Research, Dental Campaign, The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Importance of Research and Data in Policy and Practice


Approaches for Documenting Health Disparities Within a Historical Context

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
Chair & Professor Department of Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
"The Skin You're In"—A Documentary Film


Moderator: Brenda Leath, MHSA
Senior Study Director, Westat


Session 3 Agenda:


Reducing Health Disparities Through Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Health Care
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm (ET)
Westat Conference Center
1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850





Speakers:

Chandria D. Jones, PhD, MPH
Senior Study Director, Westat

Jennifer G. Nooney, PhD
Senior Study Director, Westat

Mariana Serrani, MA
Senior Project Director, Westat

Wesley G. Williams, II, MA
Senior Project Director, Westat

Moderator: Brenda Leath, MHSA
Senior Study Director, Westat


Session 4 Agenda:


Innovations in Health Policy & Practice: A Conversation on Reinvesting in Rural Health
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1-2:30pm (CT); 2-3:30pm (ET)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
701 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute, AL 36088


Tuskegee/Macon County Host

Lucenia Williams Dunn, PhD
Founder/President/CEO, Tuskegee Macon County Community Foundation, Inc.; Former Mayor, City of Tuskegee
Tuskegee, Alabama


Featured Guests

Lawrence (Tony) Haygood, MBA
Mayor, City of Tuskegee
Tuskegee, Alabama

Darryl Scriven, PhD
Chair, Visual Arts, Humanities & Theater, Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Florida


Co-Facilitators

Brenda Leath, MHSA
Senior Study Director, Westat
Rockville, Maryland

Rueben C. Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv
Professor & Director of Bioethics, National Center for Bioethics in Research & Health Care Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama


Innovators

Antwon Alsobrook
Founder/President/CEO, A2D
Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Crain
Founder, Tallassee Crain Rehabilitation Center
Tuskegee, Alabama

Jennie R. Rhinehart
Administrator/CEO, Community Hospital
Tallassee, Alabama

Lee Greer
CFO, Community Hospital
Tallassee, Alabama

Lloyd Sirmons
Director, Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center; Executive Director, Alabama Partnership for Telehealth
Waycross, Georgia

Lindsey Lunsford & Jasmine Ratliff
Tuskegee United Leadership and Innovation Program (TULIP) Community Gardens
Tuskegee, Alabama

David White
Policy Advisor, Health, Office of the Governor, State of Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama

Jocelyn Zanzot & Daniel Neil
Auburn Mobile Studio
Auburn, Alabama

Josie Gbadamosie
Founder, Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch, LLC
Tuskegee, Alabama

Lois Herndon
Manager, Mental Health Consortium
Tuskegee, Alabama