January 14, 2016

Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference coming soon

The 2016 Healthy People in Healthy Communities Conference will be held March 8 and 9 at Loma Linda University Drayson Center. 

The conference will explore making health a shared value, will foster cross-sector collaboration to improve well-being, create healthier and more equitable communities, and strengthen the integration of health services and systems.

Presenters recently added include Philip Mangano, who served as the federal government’s “Homeless Czar” under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations before establishing a nonprofit, the American Roundtable to Abolish Homelessness. Mangano will serve as plenary speaker on the opening day of the conference.

Also speaking on March 8 will be Anita Chandra, director of RAND justice, infrastructure and Environment. Chandra leads studies on civic well-being and urban planning; community resilience and long-term disaster recovery; effects of military deployment; health in all policies; and child and health and development.  

For our region, Ken Yale, vice president of clinical solutions, ActiveHealth Management, will lead the hospital & health systems CEO roundtable which includes St. Bernardine, Arrowhead Regional and Desert Regional Medical Centers, Kaiser Permanente, Loma Linda Veteran’s Administration and Loma Linda University Health as they discuss how to provide our population with high-quality, affordable medical care while simultaneously addressing the broader set of health determinants.

Student admission is $99 per day or $149 for both days, and general admission is $249 per day or $349 for both days. The admission fee for each day includes special events held on that day, including the evening reception (March 8), a networking breakfast March 9, and a luncheon for School of Public Health alumni on March 9. 

Up to 11 CE/CME units are available. Additionally, the Healthy People in Healthy Communities conference may be taken for one to three units of academic credit through Loma Linda University School of Public Health as class PHCJ 524.

For more information on how to register, contact the School of Public Health admissions office at admissions.sph@llu.edu.

NOTE: Article updated Feb. 8, 2016