Registration is closed for this event

The purpose of this event is to:

  • raise awareness about the difference in African American infant mortality rates
  • introduce providers and community members to the Infant Mortality Collective Impact Initiative
  • encourage providers and community members to take action steps to reduce African American infant mortality rates.

For more information on this initiative please contact Virginia Visconti, Collective Impact Coordinator at virginia@familiesforwardrc.org .

Registration is required and space is limited.  Lunch will be provided.

African American Infant Mortality in Colorado: Creating Solutions Together Summit

June 13, 2015 – 8:30am to 4:00pm

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South Building, Room 1102

8:30am                                 Registration & Breakfast

9:00                                        Welcome

9:10                                        Infant Mortality National Perspective Keynote Address

                                                Lauren Smith, MD, MPH

                                                Executive Project Director, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

9:40                                        Intergenerational Reaction Panel

                                                Speakers:

·         Thelma Craig, Colorado Black Health Collaborative

·         Demetrious Jenkins, Families Forward Resource Center

·         Kahlea Khabir, Student

·         Terri Richardson, Colorado Black Health Collaborative

·         Angela White, Families Forward Resource Center

10:15                                     Infant Mortality State & Local Perspective

                                                Speakers:

·         Karen Trierweiler, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

·         Rita Beam & Chanell Reed,  Tri County Health Department and Healthier Beginnings  

·         Gloria DeLoach & Kellie Teter, Denver Public Health

10:45                                     Visual Chronology (Milestones) – Participants view/Break

11:05                                    Incorporating into Practice – How the Community Can Participate

                                                Speakers:

·         Shawn Taylor and Healthy Start Advocates, Healthy Start Program

·         Virginia Visconti, Community Action Network

·         Glynis Williams-Thompson, Pan-Hellenic Council

             

12:00                                     Transition Lunch & Interactive Breakout Sessions

Topics:

1.       Social Isolation

2.       Healthcare – awareness, access, quality, and utilization

3.       Racism/Unjust Systems

2:45                        Infant Mortality Policy

                                                Speakers:

·         Sharon Bailey, Director of Policy and Research, City and County of Denver

·         Sara Dale-Bley, Chair Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition

·         Representative Rhonda Fields, Colorado House District 42

·         Scott Mathews, Director of Programs at March of Dimes

·         Representative Jovan Melton, Colorado House District 41

·         Nita Mosby Henry, Vice President of Human Recourses, Children’s Hospital Colorado

·         Maya Wheeler, Colorado Black Women for Political Action

·         Representative Angela Williams, Colorado House District 7

3:30pm                 Entertainment & Reception

                                Special Musical Performance: SuCh

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