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OCTOBER 25 & 26 2023

Virtual via Zoom, 9am - 12:45pm both days

The 6th Annual 2023 Culture of Health Summit is set to gather healthcare professionals from across the state, aimed at navigating Louisiana's health disparities through meaningful dialogue, informed policy-making, and focused action.

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

WHEN

October

Wednesday, 25th - 9am-12:45pm

Thursday, 26th - 9am-12:45pm

Zoom Webinar

WHERE

ZOOM

REGISTER

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Registration tickets via Eventbrite

SPONSOR

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education Credit for

Nurses and Social Workers

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved for a maximum of 6 nursing contact hours by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activity number: LSNA-100849941-2022. 

Furthermore, this activity is in process of approval by LSU School of Social Work.   

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Dr. Kenya Beard

EdD, AGACNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

2023 Keynote Speaker

COME AND BE A PART OF
THIS GREAT ANNUAL SUMMIT

DAY 1 - Oct. 25th 9am - 12:45pm

9:00AM - 9:15AM - Program Begins, Summit and Day's Purpose, and Recognition of Sponsors & Summit Logistics

9:15AM - 9:30AM Welcome Address

Mrs. Doris Brown, MEd, MS, APRN, CNS

Assistant Secretary for Office of Public Health · Louisiana Department of Health

9:30AM - 10:30AM - Keynote

Reducing the Gulf Between Healthcare Disparities and Health Equity

Dr. Kenya Beard EdD AGACNP-BC ANEF FAAN 

Dean and Chief Academic Officer · Mercy University

10:30AM - 10:45AM - BREAK

10:45AM - 11:30AM - State Actions on Disparities

Dr. Torrie T. Harris, Dr.P.H, MPH

Assistant Secretary for Women's Health & Community Health · Louisiana Department of Health

11:30AM - 12:30PM - Nursing Workforce Resolutions Panel

Addressing the recommendations sent to Louisiana legislators

Panel Facilitator: Dr. Cynthia Bienemy

  • House Concurrent Resolution #44 - Creates and provides for the Health Disparities in Rural Areas Task Force (Dr. Karen Wyble, Task Force Chair and VP of Regional Community Affairs at Ochsner Lafayette General)

  • House Concurrent Resolution #155 - Creates and provides for a study group to evaluate options and make recommendations for reforming healthcare workforce training (Dr. Jennifer Lemoine, Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Myers School of Nursing - College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, HCR #155 Workgroup Member)

  • Senate Resolution #129 - Urge and request the nursing supply and demand council to study and make recommendations to improve statewide nurse retention (Dr. Ahnyel Burkes, Chair of the Nursing Supply and Demand Council and LSNA Executive Director)

12:30 - 12:45PM - Day 1 Comments and Adjournment

 

DAY 2 - Oct. 26th 9am - 12:45pm

9:00AM - 9:10AM - Program Begins, Day's Purpose, and Recognition of Sponsors & Summit Logistics

 

9:10AM - 9:20AM - Day 1 Review and Main Takeaways 

9:20AM - 10:30AMLAC's Dialogue on Race for Nursing Panel

Reviewing the Dialogue on Race for Nursing Project.

What is it? Where we are going? How to get involved. 

Panel Facilitator: Maxine Crump, Dialogue on Race LA CEO

  • Coletta C. Barrett RN, FACHE, VP Mission, Mission Integration, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, DORN Grant Co-Lead

  • C.J. Marbley, RN, CNO & COO New Orleans East Hospital

  • Dawn R. Marcelle, MD, MPH, FAAP, Physician Administrator, The IMA Group, Dialogue on Race Louisiana Facilitator, Health Equity Consultant, TGFS, WOL Talk Radio

10:30AM - 10:45AM - BREAK

10:45AM - 11:55AM - Industry/Organization DEI Projects

DEI in Action: The Impact of DEI Initiatives in Nursing Practice, Nursing Education, the Community and Payer Organizations in Louisiana.

  • Tasha Bergeron, MSPH, RN, Director, Population Health Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana: Decreasing Maternal Health Disparities

  • Jordyn Barlow - Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank: Food is Medicine

  • Charla B. Johnson, DNP, RN, ONC - Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System: Nursing Informatics Role in Health Equity

  • Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAADN - Successfully integrating the needs of the LGBTQIA+ population into the nursing education curriculum.

11:55AM - 12:25PM - Audience Collaboration

Group polls and live collaboration on current programs or ideas from participants

12:25 - 12:35PMDay 2 Review and Main Takeaways

 

12:35 - 12:45PM - Call to Action and Adjournment

* 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.

Sponsors
CULTURE OF HEALTH PREMIER “SHINING STAR” ($5,000+)
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CULTURE OF HEALTH ADVOCATE ($1,000)
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CULTURE OF HEALTH PARTNER ($500)
CULTURE OF HEALTH FRIEND ($250)
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