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Keynote Speakers to Address Health Reform and Equity at 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit

Keynote speakers will address health reform and equity at the 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit. Join the dialogue. Register today.

Keynote speakers will address health reform and equity at the 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit. Join the dialogue. Register today.

September 11, 2015

What will injury and violence prevention in the US look like in the twenty-first century?

Nationally recognized keynote speakers will examine this critical question at the 2015 Injury and Violence Prevention Summit, which takes place November 13 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Each session is designed to engage participants from governmental public health, health care, and community-based organizations in discussions around coordinating local injury and violence prevention efforts in light of national health reform.

The summit will begin with a welcome by NWCPHP Director Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH; Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Director, Monica Vavilala, MD; and Washington State Secretary of Health, John Wiesman, DrPH.

To start the day's sessions, Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, Associate Director for Outreach at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, will review federal health policy changes that could impact local service delivery and explain why health care reform should include injury prevention. She will emphasize how policy, practice, partnership are important levers for creating healthy communities.

Next, Bill Wright, PhD, Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Providence Health & Services, will discuss the difficulty in launching comprehensive population health strategies, even when the right incentives are in place. His morning plenary session will explain Oregon’s Medicaid restructure, designed to align health care and public health organization's population health efforts, and describe lessons learned from the process.

During lunch, Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health faculty member and prominent population health expert, will focus on why Americans experience more violence—starting in early life—and die younger, than residents of peer countries. He will focus on upstream approaches to preventing injury and violence, including addressing income inequality and family resources.

Finally, speaking from the perspective of a policy-maker and clinician, Ben Danielson, MD, Medical Director at the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, will close the summit with a call for collective action around injury and violence. Using examples from his clinical experience, he will highlight known health disparities in our region and make the case for health equity.

View or download the full schedule to see a comprehensive list of the summit’s speakers.

Registration closes October 24. Space is limited to the first 100 participants. Early sign up is encouraged to reserve your spot!

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