The 2020 Culture of Health Summit will bring together healthcare professionals from all over the state to address the physical, mental and economic disparities that have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OUTCOMES WE SEEK: To align our strengths to eradicate health disparities that continue to exist at a disproportionate rate within marginalized communities in Louisiana.

* WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals, stakeholders and community leaders from all facets and disciplines who are passionate about improving healthcare and healthcare outcomes in Louisiana.

Registration fee

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 and

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Zoom Webinar

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Learn more about being a Sponsor on our COH Summit Sponsor page.

Continuing Education Credit for

Nurses and Social Workers

This activity is being submitted to the Louisiana State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Louisiana State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Work CEUs have been applied for and are pending approval.



Welcome Address by Governor John Bel Edwards


Ecoee Rooney, DNP, NPD-BC, SANE-A. Director of Nursing Leadership Development, Ochsner Health System; President, Louisiana State Nurses Association

Sandra C. Brown, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN. Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Allied Health; Co-Chair, COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Terrie Sterling, MSN, MBA, CEO. Terrie Sterling Consulting, Healthcare Management Advisory Services; Co-Chair, Resilient Louisiana Commission


Dr. Earl Benjamin Robinson, Dr. H. Sc, LDH Deputy Director of Community Partnerships and Health Equity

Lawrence Dilks, PhD. Neuropsychologist

Tari Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP. Professor, McNeese State University; Co-Coordinator, Graduate Program/ Director PMHNP track Private Practice: PMHNP; President of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Tim Cotita, RN, MSHCE, HEC-C. Senior Bioethicist, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System; President, Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Erica Joseph, PhD, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, NP-C. Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System

Charnel Jackson, MA, LPC. Skinner & Associates, Zachary, Louisiana

Kristen Raby, MS, CSW. Director of Victim Services, East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office

Registration fee

has been WAIVED!

Registration fee

has been WAIVED!

* WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals, stakeholders and community leaders from all facets and disciplines who are passionate about improving healthcare and healthcare outcomes in Louisiana.

Learn: How to utilize culturally sensitive, evidence-based strategies to eradicate social determinants of health which foster health disparities among underrepresented populations.

* Engage: Nurse leaders, healthcare professionals from various health disciplines and community leaders to identify the root causes of inequity that exist within the healthcare system.

Call to Action: Utilize best practices and collaborative partnerships to cultivate a culture of health based on equity, resilience, and diverse values.

Campaign for Action

The Campaign for Action is working on both the national level and in every state, engaging with consumers, nurses, other clinicians, insurers, health care systems, employers, educators, funders, and public policy makers—all the stakeholders who need to be involved in system change.


Louisiana Action Coalition

543 Spanish Town Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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