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2018 National Health Outreach Conference Agenda

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May 1
2018 Optional Evening Activities


4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

4:45 to 10:00 p.m.

Bikes, Brew and Food trucks Too

Dinner and theatre in downtown Minneapolis

May 2

   Pre-Conference sessions (choose 1)


10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

  1. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Initiative and Bridgespan Rural Summit — Radisson Blu

8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

  1. Implementing traditional Native American Games as a Strategy to Increase Physical Activity in Native American Communities — Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) — transportation and breakfast provided

11:30 a.m.



Noon to 12:15 p.m.



12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Keynote — Changing What Health Means in America, Richard Besser, M.D., President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council


1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Keynote — Shared Work:  Working Across Difference Over Time, Tim Merry, Systems Change Strategist, The Outside, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Systems Change Strategist, The Outside


2:15 to 2:30 p.m.



3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Breakouts A


4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Breakouts B


5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Social Hour


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Plenary — Interactive Dialogue with Tim Merry and Tuesday Ryan

May 3


6:30 to 7:45 a.m.



7:45 to 8:15 a.m.

Announcements and Welcome


8:15 to 8:30 a.m.



8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Keynote — Engaging Communities as Partners to Achieve Health Equity, America Bracho, MPH, CDE, Executive Director, Latino Health Access


10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Breakouts C


11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Breakouts D


12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Priester Awards Luncheon and Keynote — We Cannot treat Our Way Out of the Problem of Mental Illness: Promotion and Protection of Positive Mental Health, Corey Keyes, PhD, Emory University


2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

Breakouts E


4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Breakouts F


5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception

May 4


6:30 to 7:45 a.m.



7:45 to 8:00 a.m.

Announcements, Activity


8:00 to 8:15 a.m.

2019 Conference Hosts — TBD


8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Keynote - Brain Development, Health and Economic Growth in the Context of Poverty, Rob Grunewald, MS, Economist, Community Development Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Megan R. Gunnar, PhD Regents Professor and Director, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota


9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Breakouts G


11:00 a.m. to noon

Breakouts H


12:15 to 1:00 p.m.


Community Health transformation Institute Presentation


1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Keynote — From a Street Kid to Building Program Evidence: My Story and What it Means for our Collective Work, Mary Marczak, PhD, Director of Urban Family Development and Evaluation, University of Minnesota Extension

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Breakout Sessions

Poster Session

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