APHI Nexus 2021

Tackling Social Determinants of Health in the Charlotte Region: from Data to Action

Friday, April 9, 2021

FIRST KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Identifying Social and Structural Determinants 

of Health Equity and Strategies for Taking Action

Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MSW, MPH, HonFRSPH

Past President, American Public Health Association

SECOND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Traits of Thriving Neighborhoods

A.J. Calhoun, MA, MPP, Senior Manager, Data and Evaluation,

Leading on Opportunity

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Session A

Access and Beyond: Creating the Foundation for a High-Quality Integrated Community Safety Net System in Mecklenburg County

SESSION FACILITATORS:

Tchernavia Montgomery, MSW, LCSW; Executive Director, Care Ring

Kerry Burch, MPH; Director, Office of Innovation & Strategy, Mecklenburg County Public Health

Breakout Session B

Addressing Food Insecurity in the Charlotte Region

SESSION FACILITATORS:

Elizabeth Racine, DrPH, RD; Professor, Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte

Mamie Sackey Harris, MS, MPH, Food Security Supervisor, Office of Policy & Prevention, Mecklenburg County Public Health 

Breakout Session C

Toward Public Health 3.0: Cultivating the

Culture of a Data-Driven Learning Organization

SESSION FACILITATORS:

Jonathan Ong, BS, PMP; Senior Health Manager, Public Health Informatics Program, Mecklenburg County Public Health

Franck Diaz Garelli, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte

Breakout Session D

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

through Interprofessional Education

SESSION FACILITATORS:

Shanti Kulkarni, Professor, Social Work, UNC Charlotte

Kelly Powers, PhD, RN, CNE; Assistant Professor, Nursing, UNC Charlotte

Breakout Session E

Housing and the Built Environment:

The Key to Thriving Communities

SESSION FACILITATORS:

Rachel Stark, PLA, ASLA, Senior Urban Designer & Landscape Architect, Planning, Design & Development Department, Charlotte Urban Design Center, City of Charlotte

Hanna Kirlin, MPH, PSM, LeadSafe Program Manager, Housing & Neighborhood Services, City of Charlotte

REPORT OUT SESSION

Reporting & Synthesis

Social Determinants of Health: Priorities and Action Steps

SESSION FACILITATOR:

Melinda Forthofer, PhD, Professor, Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte

CLOSING SESSION

Panel Discussion

Social Determinants of Mental Health

During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic 

SESSION FACILITATOR: Jan Warren-Findlow, PhD, MBA, Professor and Interim Chair, Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte

 

SESSION PANELISTS:

  • Robert J. Cramer, PhD, Associate Professor and Irwin Belk Distinguished Scholar of Health Research, Department of Public Health Sciences, UNC Charlotte 

  • Yu-jay Harris, MBA, President, Psychology For All

  • Elise Howell, MA, LCMHC, Licensed Clinician, Southeast Psych

  • Annelise Mennicke, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, UNC Charlotte