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Faith-Inspired Health: Reason, Risk & Responsibility

Sept. 5-6, 2017

Howard University

Blackburn University Center

Ballroom West

2397 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059





Tuesday September 5, 2017

1 pm  Welcome

  • Dean of the Divinity School (Invited)
  • Jim Diegel (Howard University Hospital)
  • Jerry Winslow (Loma Linda Institute for Health Policy and Leadership) for Stakeholder Health

1:30-2 Speed Networking

2-2:45 Framing

  • Gary Gunderson (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) for Stakeholder Health

 2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00  Stakeholder Health Key Chapters

  • Community Navigation- Nancy Combs and Nada Dickinson (Henry Ford Health System)
  • Community Health Mapping: Teresa Cutts (Wake Forest School of Medicine)
  • Trauma, Resilience and Mental Health: Kirsten Peachey (Advocate Health Care)

4-5 Conversation Café

5-6 Networking Reception

With light appetizers

6 pm – 7 pm  Interfaith Worship

  • Designed and arranged by Howard Chaplain Michael Dickerson with Wesley Seminary Faculty Tom Pruski and Sam Marullo.
  • Fred Smith (Houston Theological Seminary) preaching   

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

8-8:30 am  Networking Breakfast

Light breakfast and coffee served

8:30-8:45 Meditation

  • Soma Stout (Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 100 Million Healthier Lives) leads a meditation from her Bahá’í faith
  • Kevin Barnett (Public Health Institute) leads from his faith tradition

8:45-9:15 How the Past Helps us Imagine the Future

  • Jerry Winslow

9:15-10 Generative Nodes of Spirit         

  • Angel Coaston (Azusa Pacific University)
  • Brian Davis (North Carolina Baptist State Convention)
  • Richard Joyner (Conetoe Baptist Church and Family Life Center)

10-10:15 Break

10:15-10:30    Public Health and Healthcare Respondents

  • Maureen Kersmarki (Adventist Health System)
  • Dora Barilla (Providence Health and Services)
  • Leslie Mikkelsen (Prevention Institute)

10:30-11  What Sparks your Imagination?

11-12:15 Public Scale Partnerships

  • Julie Trocchio (Catholic Health Association or CHA): CHA Booklet, “Improving the Lives of Older Adults through Faith Community Partnerships: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit”
  • Heidi Christensen (Health and Human Services): “Engaging Faith Communities to Combat the Opioid Crisis”

12:15-1 Lunch

1-1:30 The Horizon We Now Can See

  • Gary Gunderson

1:30-2:15 Collective Transformation

The work or poesis (shared creative work and play) of collective transformation

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:00   Awakening to What’s Next

  • Tyler Norris (Institute for Mental Health and Wellness, Providence St. Joseph Health)

3-3:15   Next Steps/Personal Commitments

3:15-3:45  Blessing of the Hands

  • FaithHealthNC Staff (Wake Forest)

3:45 Benediction

  • Sheilah Easterling Smith (Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare)