Conference Agenda

"Engaging the Whole Person to Address Health Disparities"

June 8 & 9, 2023 at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Thursday, June 8, 2023

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE SESSION

8:00 am

Registration Check-in

MET Lobby

8:00 am

Poster Presentations/Poster Viewing/Networking

MET 109, 110, 111

9:00 am

Welcome from Texas Center for Health Disparities and Introduction to Keynote Speaker

Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD,  Founding Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities

MET 124/125 Auditorium

9:10 am

Keynote Presentation "Whole Health as an Approach to Health Equity: Time for Cultural Transformation" 

Benjamin Kligler MD MPH, Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation at the Veterans Health Administration

 

 

10:00 am

Knowledge Check & Break

 

Session 2: HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS

10:10 am

Whole Health at HSC

Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, FACP, MACOI, CPPS, DSWOP Endowed Chair and UNT Regents Tenured Professor, Interim Chairperson, Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, HSC Health, Chief Medical Officer, UNT Health Science Center.


MET 124/125

Auditorium

10:20 am – 

11:30 am

Session 2 Introduction and Moderation 

Kari Northeim, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

Panelists:

  • Rose Jones, PhD, Medical Anthropologist, Texas Tree Foundation
  • Brandi Kelp, Senior Planner, City of Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department
  • Jamie Gonzalez, MeD, Director, Houston Healthy Cities

 

11:30 am

Lunch 

&

Round Table Discussions

MET 109, 110, 111

 

MET 119, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 320K & 550

1:00 pm

Welcome back from lunch and Round Table Report Out

MET 124/125

Auditorium

1:30 pm

Knowledge Check & Interactive Break

 

Session 3: BREAKING THE STIGMA: A CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, TRAUMA, & EMPOWERMENT

1:40 pm

Session Introduction and Moderation

Stacia Alexander, PhD, LPC-S, CEO and Founder Positive Influences

Panelists:

  • Curtis Hill, EdD, MS, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Dallas College
  • Anu Partap, MD, MPH, Physician Director, Health Equity Integration, Cook Children's Health Care System
  • Tonya Cunningham, LBSW, MA, The Grief Doctor

 

MET 124/125

Auditorium

2:50 pm

Day 1 Wrap up

 

3:00 pm

Poster Viewing and Judging

MET 109, 110, 111

4:00 pm

Networking

MET 109, 110, 111, MET Lobby

 

 

Friday, June 9, 2023

Session 4: Working from the Inside Out

8:30 am

Light Breakfast

MET 109, 110, 111

9:00 am

Session Introduction and Moderation

Emily Spence, PhD, MSW, CHWI, Associate Dean, Community Engagement and Health Equity, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

Panelists:

  • Quinton "Q" Phillips, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Community Frontline
  • Toby Savitz, Director of Programs, Pathfinders
  • Jesse Herrera, COACT, Grow Southeast

MET 124/125

Auditorium

12:25 am

Knowledge Check & Interactive Break

 

10:35 am

Poster Award Ceremony

Veda Womack, MBA, PA-C, UNTHSC

 

10:50 am

Conference Wrap up

Amanda English, PhD, MCHES, Associate Director for Community Engagement, Institute for Health Disparities

 

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