ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Registration for CPEHN’s Voices for Change conference is now open!
Join us on October 18th for our biennial conference Voices for Change: Seizing the Momentum for Health Equity at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles!
About our Voices for Change conference
Health equity depends upon our collective voice for change. As CPEHN looks towards our 25th anniversary of uniting advocates for health equity, this is truer than ever. Our biennial conference Voices for Change: Seizing the Momentum for Health Equity will focus on building upon recent policy successes to continue the movement towards greater health for all Californians.
Our policy achievements mean opportunities for better health
The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other important education, criminal justice and environmental justice policies have created a strong foundation for building healthy communities. From this platform we have unprecedented opportunities to move forward in confronting the structural barriers that limit health equity for all Californians. Now is the time to use our collective voice to expand on the momentum we’ve gained.
CPEHN is excited to bring together inspiring leaders
The Voices for Change conference is a way to hear from colleagues, researchers, policymakers, advocates and allies for a day of dynamic policy discussions and networking.
This year CPEHN is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Steve Phillips, author of the New York Times bestseller Brown is the New White, whose leadership reflects CPEHN’s mission of uniting communities of color for better health. Mr. Phillips is a national political leader, civil rights attorney, and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. In, Brown is the New White, Mr. Phillips provides insight into how the “new American Majority” – the alliance of people of color and progressive whites – plays a key role in the future of policymaking. For more information on Phillips’ book, please visit www.brownisthenewwhite.com.
In addition, CPEHN welcomes Dr. Ninez A. Ponce, MPP, PhD, Professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Ponce will open our conference with framing the state of health for communities of color in California. This data and information is the basis CPEHN’s Landscape of Opportunity brief to be released at the conference.
Conference workshops on issues related to our ever-changing health environment include: economic security, healthcare integration, transportation access, the housing crisis, and improving quality of care. Don’t miss your chance to build the future health of our communities.
CPEHN’s Voices for Change conference held on October 18, 2016 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Register today! Early bird registration begins today through September 27th at $100.
$100.00 - Early-bird registration (on or before September 27, 2016)
$200.00 - Regular registration (after September 27, 2016)
Space is limited so register early!
Registration fees are only refundable by written request prior to October 10th.
REGISTRATION FEE DISCOUNTS
Discounts are available. Please complete the Fee Waiver Form and email it to email@example.com or fax it to (510) 832-1175, and we will get back to you in 2-3 business days.
8:00-9:00 am REGISTRATION
9:00-9:15 am WELCOME
9:15-9:45 am PRESENTING THE LANDSCAPE OF OPPORTUNITY
- Dr. Ninez Ponce, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Associate Director, Center for Health Policy Research UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Principal Investigator, California Health Interview Survey [Snapshot of Health in California]
9:45-11:00 am KEYNOTE
- Introduction by Robert K. Ross, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Endowment
- Steve Phillips, author of the New York Times bestseller Brown is the New White
11:00-12:00 pm PLENARY SESSION: YOUTH VOICES
Hear from an inspiring group of rising advocates about how California can best meet the needs of our future leaders.
- Moderated by Sarah de Guia, Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Leslie Renteria, #FreeOurDreams Youth Platform Leader
- Brandon Harrison, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin
- Abraham Medina, Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color
12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH
WORKSHOPS (Sessions 1 and 2)
1:00-2:15 pm Workshop Session 1
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-3:45 pm Workshop Session 2
All workshops are offered during both sessions.
Advancing Equitable Healthcare Quality Improvement
Learn about efforts to improve health care quality for California’s diverse communities through new performance incentives, a move to more patient-centered care, and the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate consumer engagement tools.
- Moderated by Ignatius Bau, Health Care Policy Consultant
- Dr. Lance Lang, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Covered California [Improving the Health of Californians through Greater Accessible, Quality & Equitable Care]
- Veenu Aulakh, MSPH, Executive Director, Center for Care Innovations [CPEHN Conference Healthcare Quality Improvement]
- Berny Gould, RN, MNA, Senior Director, Quality, Hospital Oversight, and Equitable Care, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, Kaiser Permanente [Advancing Equitable Healthcare Quality Improvement]
Furthering Oral and Behavioral Health Integration
Hear about successful efforts to improve health outcomes for communities of color through better integration of oral, behavioral and primary health care services.
- Moderated by Michelle Doty Cabrera, Healthcare & Research Director, SEIU State Council
- Jennifer L. Torres, LMFT, Assistant Director--Behavioral Health, Clinica Sierra Vista [Clinica Sierra Vista Presentation]
- Huong N. Le, DDS, MA, Chief Dental Officer, Asian Health Services [Asian Health Services Presentation]
- John M. Connolly, PhD, MSEd, Deputy Director--Deputy Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health [Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Presentation]
Creating Community Safety and Prevention
Hear about local and state efforts to foster community safety, cultivate better mental health, and reduce violence.
- Moderated by Jim Gilmer, Board President, Mental Health Association of California
- Gilberto Espinoza, Senior Manager, Urban Peace Institute
- Linnea Ashley, MPH, National Training and Advocacy Manager, Youth Alive! [Community Safety and Violence: Local and State Efforts to Engage in Safety and Violence Prevention, Mental Health]
- Samuel A. Nunez, Executive Director, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin [Fathers & Families of San Joaquin Presentation & Handout]
Improving and Prioritizing Housing
Learn more about anti-displacement efforts and key strategies and campaigns to advance equitable housing policies throughout the state.
Achieving Greater Active Transportation
Participate in a discussion about incorporating health and prioritizing the needs of communities of color in transportation and land use decision-making.
Increasing Income and Wealth Equity
Learn about campaigns and efforts to improve employment and economic opportunities for individuals, families and their communities.
4:00-5:00pm CLOSING PLENARY & RAFFLE
Finishing the Job of Expanding Access to Healthcare
Hear updates and opportunities to take action on efforts to expand coverage and improve affordability for California’s diverse consumers.
- Moderated by Sarah de Guia, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
- Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children's Partnership
- Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center
- Carmela Castellano-Garcia, President and CEO, California Primary Care Association and CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Reservations: call Allie Forillo at (213) 612-4838
A small number of rooms offered at a special CPEHN rate ($249/night) are available. Please contact the hotel directly for room availability. More information about the hotel can be found at www.thebonaventure.com or by calling Allie at the number above.
We would like to thank our conference sponsors for their generous support.
The California HealthCare Foundation
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
California Primary Care Association
Care 1st Health Plan
L.A. Care Health Plan
Sierra Health Foundation
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPONSORS
We would like to thank our community partner sponsors for their generous support.
Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
Vision Y Compromiso
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA
California Bicycle Coalition
California Immigrant Policy Center
Fresno Center for New Americans
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
National Immigration Law Center
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
ACCESS Women's Health Justice
Clinica Sierra Vista
Cultiva La Salud
Public Health Institute
Regional Asthma Management and Prevention
We would like to thank our core funders for their ongoing support.
Blue Shield of California Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
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