Registration is now open for Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives, and Across Generations to Come in Austin, Texas October 2-4, 2017. View the agenda and register here. Registration is free, but required.
The conference will run from 9:30 AM October 2 to 3:45 October 4. The program features four keynote panels:
- The Politics of Population Health – featuring Kathleen Sebelius, Former U.S. Secretary for Health & Human Services and Governor of Kansas; Mark McClellan, Director, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy and Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine & Health Policy, Duke University and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ; and Joshua Sharfstein, Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative & Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
- Opportunities and Challenges for Advancing Population Health in Urban Areas – featuring Jo Ivey Boufford, President, The New York Academy of Medicine; Steven Woolf, Director, Center for Human Needs, Department of Preventative Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University; Rachel Kimbro, Professor and Founding Director of the Kinder Institute’s Urban Health Program, Rice University; and Brian Elbel, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
- Landscapes of Despair: Population Health & the Opioid Crisis – featuring Shannon Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology and Lerner Chair of Public Health Promotion, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; Christopher Arnade, professional photographer and a reporter for The Guardian; and Brian Alexander, Author, The Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
- Early Determinants of Health – featuring Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda, Provost, Rice University, and Janet Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Health Share of Oregon
In addition, you’ll have the choice of 30 additional sessions on topics such as:
- Population Health & Genetics
- Measuring Multisector Collaboration: How Do We Create a Learning Population Health System?
- Health Disparities Begin at Birth
- Child Vaccination Coverage: Population Health Research & Policy Consideration
- Sleep as a Determinant of Health
- Opportunities for Population Health in Medicaid
- Understanding the Role of Community Health Workers in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
- Creating Intellectual Homes for Interdisciplinary Population Health Research
- Beyond Acculturation: New Understandings of Immigrant Well-being
The conference also features two poster sessions, professional development roundtables and receptions for networking and catching up with your colleagues.
This is the third in a series of annual meetings aimed at connecting population health scientists from diverse disciplines and sectors. This year’s conference, like previous ones, is designed to highlight research and projects aimed at improving population health and fostering a Culture of Health in the U.S. It aims to connect researchers and stakeholders from disparate disciplines to better understand the multiple determinants of health and health disparities and to generate new knowledge to advance population health. The conference is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and planned in conjunction with IAPHS, the Penn State Population Research Institute, the Institute for Social and Policy Research at The University of Kansas, the University of Texas-Austin, and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.