Fourth Annual National Conference On Health Disparities Agenda

FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES

Reducing Health Disparities Through Strengthening and Sustaining Healthy Communities

November 10 - 13, 2010, Philadelphia, PA

Day One November 10, 2010

6 pm – 9 pm

Reception: The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Mr. David Esner, President, National Constitution Center
  • The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor
  • The Honorable Robert P. Casey, U.S. Senator
  • The Honorable Chaka Fattah, U.S. Congressman
  • The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor
  • Dr. Daniel A. Schwartz, Deputy Mayor of Health and Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia
  • Mr. Michael A. Rashid, President and CEO, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
  • Mr. Dominique Wilkins, Former NBA Player

Day Two November 11, 2010

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks Host Institutions:

  • Ms. Renee Chenault-Fattah, Mistress of Ceremonies
  • The Honorable Chaka Fattah, U.S. Congressman
  • Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, President, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dr. John E. Maupin, President and CEO, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Dr. Maria J. Gold, Dean, Drexel University School of Public Health
  • Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital, President, Cheney University
  • Dr. Ivory V. Nelson, President, Lincoln University
  • Dr. Michael V. Seiden, President and CEO, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Mr. Michael A. Rashid, President and CEO, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
9:15 am – 9:45 am

Keynote Address:
Dr. Therman Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Whole Life Associates, Colonia, NJ

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Presentation: Status Report:
Dr. John Ruffin, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Washington, DC

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am – 1pm

Luncheon Speaker:
Ms. Melody Barnes, President Obama's Domestic Policy Adviser and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, White House, Washington DC

1 pm – 2:30 pm

Panel One:
Cutting-edge translational research with proven applications in reducing health disparities

Moderator:
Dr. Virginia Davis Floyd, Associate Professor, Clinical Community Health and Preventive Medicine and Director, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), School of Community Health Feasibility Study, Atlanta, GA

Panelist:
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Panelist:
Dr. Georgia Dunston, Director, National Human Genome Center, Howard University, Washington, DC

Panelist:
Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, van Ameringen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Director for the Center for Health Disparities Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

2:30 pm – 4 pm

Panel Two:
Prevention and personal responsibility as primary factors in reducing health disparities and sustaining healthy communities

Moderator:
Dr. Sabra C. Slaughter, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, SC

Panelist:
Ms. Audrey Rowe, Deputy Administrator for Special Nutrition Programs, Food Nutrition Services, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panelist:
Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, MUSC College of Medicine Clinical Associate Professor, Family Physician in Private Practice, North Charleston, SC

Panelist:
Dr. Veda N. Giri, Director of Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment, Assistant Professor in Cancer Prevention and Control, Medical Oncology and Clinical Genetics, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Dr. A. Melissa Vargas, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Chicago, IL

6 pm – 9 pm

Reception:
African American Museum, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Ms. Romona Riscoe Benson, President, African American Museum
  • Mr. Michael A. Rashid, President and CEO AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
  • Mr. Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrator Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Honorable Ronald Waters, State Representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus
  • Ms. Cheryl Lee Ralph, Actress

Day Three November 12, 2010

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Opening remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

8:45 am – 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

9:30 am – 11 am

Panel Three:
Poverty, education, environmental justice, public safety and community design: key social determinants in strengthening and sustaining healthy communities

Moderator:
Dr. David E. Rivers, Assistant Professor and Public Information and Community Outreach Director, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Panelist:
Dr. George C. Greene, III, Founder & CEO, Water Missions International, Charleston, SC

Panelist:
The Honorable Harold Mitchell, State Representative, South Carolina House of Representatives, Director of Regenesis, Spartanburg, SC

Panelist:
Dr. Barrie Baker, Senior Medical Director, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director of Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC

Panelist:
Dr. Robert Ogilvie, Program Director, Planning Healthy Places at Public Health Law and Policy, Oakland, CA

11 am – 12:30 pm

Panel Four:
The potential of broadband technology for strengthening and sustaining healthy communities

Moderator:
Mr. Julius Hollis, Chairman, Alliance for Digital Equality, Atlanta, GA

Panelist:
Mr. Don Chapman, Senior Advisor on Native American Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

Panelist:
Mr. G. Denrick "Rick" Reichard, Director of Operations, Prometheus Foundation, Inc., Potomac, MD

Panelist:
Mr. Mario Armstrong, President of Mario Armstrong Media, LLC, and CNN Contributor, Perry Hall, MD

Panelist:
Mr. Bart Foster, CEO and Founder, SoloHealth, Duluth, GA

12:30 pm

Opening Remarks and Introduction of Luncheon Speaker:
The Honorable Chaka Fattah, Chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus, U.S. Congress, Second District, Pennsylvania

Luncheon Speaker:
The Honorable James E. Clyburn, House Majority Whip, U.S. Congress, Sixth District, South Carolina

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Panel Five:
Successful community-based programs for strengthening and sustaining healthy communities

Moderator:
Dr. Bernadette Carter, Dean, School of the Arts & Sciences, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA

Panelist:
Dr. John A. Rich, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Ms. Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink, Oakland, CA

Panelist:
Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, Professor and Director, National Council of La Raza, The Center for Latino Community, California State University Long Beach Foundation, Long Beach, CA

Panelist:
Ms. Maria Pajil Battle, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs, AmeriHealth Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Dr. Theodore J. Corbin, Assistant Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Violence Intervention Program, Director of the Combined MD/MPH Program, Assistant Professor of the Department of Health Management and Policy, Drexel University College of Medicine & School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA

2:45 pm

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Stephen Noyes, Associate Vice President of Managed Markets Sales, Novo Nordisk, Inc., Washington, DC

2:45 pm

Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

3:30 pm

Panel Six:
Using public and private equity investment to strengthen and sustain our communities: can we strategically invest our way out of health disparity and into health equity?

Moderator:
Dr. Calvin B. Johnson, Former Pennsylvannia Secretary of Health, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Mr. Osagie Imasogie, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Phoenix IP Ventures, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Mr. Steven Sanders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, StoneRidge Investment Partners, LLC, Malvern, PA

Panelist:
Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Panelist:
Dr. Denis Cortese, Director, Office of the Arizona State University, Health Care Delivery and Policy Program, Tempe, AZ

Panelist:
Dr. Owen Garrick, Chief Operating Officer, Bridge Clinical Research, Oakland, CA

Day Four November 13, 2010

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. David E. Rivers , Assistant Professor and Public Information and Community Outreach Director, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Panel Seven:
A roundtable discussion with Congressional leaders on Health Care Reform

Moderator:
The Honorable Donna Christensen, MD, U.S. Congress, Delegate VI

Panelist:
The Honorable Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Congress, Ninth District, California

Panelist:
The Honorable Donald Payne,, U.S. Congress, Tenth District, New Jersey

Panelist:
The Honorable Michael Honda, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, U.S. Congress, Fifteenth District, California

Panelist:
The Honorable Chaka Fattah, Chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus, U.S. Congress, Second District, Pennsylvania

Panelist:
The Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Congress, Fifth District, Georgia

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

Panel Eight:
A roundtable discussion with leaders from state and local governments and the private sector on Health Care Reform

Moderator:
Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty Fellow, Institute of Policy Research, Chicago, IL

Panelist:
The Honorable Rodney Ellis, State Senator, Texas Senate, Thirteenth District, Houston, TX

Panelist:
The Honorable Calvin Smyre, State Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, President of National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Columbus, GA

Panelist:
The Honorable Joe Armstrong, State Representative, Tennessee House of Representatives, Fifteenth District, Knoxville, TN

Panelist:
Ms. LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO, American Kidney Fund, Rockville MD

Panelist:
The Honorable Jewell Williams, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Founder of Susquehanna Neighborhood Advisory Council, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist:
Mr. Michael A. Rashid, President and Chief Executive Officer, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, Philadelphia, PA

11:45 pm

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group Center, Minnetonka, MN