Bloomberg American Health Summit 

November 29-30, 2018

Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Participation at the Bloomberg American Health Summit is by invitation only.

The 2018 Summit theme is From Local Action to National Impact: Overcoming Challenges and Improving Health.

The Bloomberg American Health Summit is part of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a $300 million endowed program at the world’s leading school of public health — the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Initiative is working to apply public health tools and strategies to five major health challenges:

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Speakers at the Bloomberg American Health Summit

Attendees will include national leaders, local practitioners, policymakers, innovators and allies from a wide range of fields and disciplines — from public policy to law enforcement, from data analysis to narrative storytelling, from issue advocacy to grassroots activation, from urban metropolises to rural areas. By design, the Summit will reach beyond the usual suspects and include unlikely allies and surprising names that will diversify the list of attendees and help shape this unique event.

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Detailed Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, November 29, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 11:50 AM Program Begins
  Welcome
     - Kelly Henning, Public Health Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  Opening Keynote
     - Joshua Sharfstein, Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative
     - Michelle Spencer, Associate Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative
  Master of Ceremonies Welcome
     - Judy Woodruff, Anchor & Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
  The Impact of Trauma on Adolescents
     - Arne Duncan, Former United States Secretary of Education;
      Managing Partner, Emerson Collective
  In Conversation: Allies in Blue: Policing Informed by Public Health
     - Moderator:
         - Maria Hinojosa, President & CEO, Futuro Media Group; Anchor & Executive Producer, Latino USA
     - Panelists:
         - Brandon del Pozo, Chief of Police, Burlington, Vermont
         - Fred Ryan, Chief of Police, Arlington, Massachusetts
         - Grace Keller, Program Coordinator, Howard Center Safe Recovery
  Spotlight On: The Environment and Our Health
     - Ana V. Diez Roux, Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University
  Town Hall Discussion: Intentional Design for Healthier Outcomes
     - Moderator:
         - Judy Woodruff, Anchor & Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
     - Moderator:
         - Jennifer Goold, Executive Director, Neighborhood Design Center
         - Michelle Kondo, Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Philadelphia Field Station
         - Rodette Jones, Community Garden Director, Filbert Street Community Garden
  Entertainment Interlude
  Spotlight On: Fixing the Food System
     - Kelly Brownell, Director, World Food Policy Center at Duke University
  In Conversation: Building Toward Equity and Scale, More Healthy Food for All
     - Moderator:
         - Judy Woodruff, Anchor & Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
     - Panelists:
         - Chris Bradshaw, Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud
         - Sally Sampson, Founder & President, ChopChop Family
  In Conversation: #NeverAgain: How Student Activism is Shaping the Movement Against Gun Violence
     - Moderators:
         - Senator Chris Murphy, (D-CT)
         - John Feinblatt, President, Everytown for Gun Safety
     - Panelists:
         - Sari Kaufman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student
         - Taylor King, University of Michigan student
         - Neuteyshe Felizor, George Mason University student
         - Jai Patel, Rutgers University student
  Closing Reflections
     - Ellen MacKenzie, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  Breakout 1: Youth and the Power of Connection
  Breakout 2: Words Matter: A Skills Lesson
  Breakout 3: Innovation in Local Food Policy
  Breakout 4: Harm Reduction Roundtable
  Breakout 5: Local Performance Management: Get Better at Using Data
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Concurrent Electives
  Elective 1: Baltimore’s Black Butterfly
  Elective 2: Using Technology: How City Innovators Make a Difference in Public Health
  Elective 3: Tapping the Minds of Residents to Solve Complex Problems
  Elective 4: The Violence Against Women Act: Past, Present, Future
  Elective 5: Health Impact Assessment: Calculating Health in All Decision-Making
  Elective 6: (Field Trip) DC Central Kitchen
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Reception

Day 2 - Friday, November 30, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 11:20 AM Program Begins
  Welcome
     - Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University
  Opening Keynote:
     - Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg Philanthropies; World Health
      Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases
  In Conversation: State and City Action to Achieve National Impact on Overdose
     - Moderator:
         - Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction,
         Boston Medical Center, Former Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
     - Panelists:
         - Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
         - Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
         - Chinazo Cunningham, Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  In Conversation: A Winning Idea in West Virginia
     - Moderator:
         - Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States
     - Panelists:
         - Mayor Steve Williams, Huntington, West Virginia
         - Sergeant Paul Hunter, Huntington Police Department, West Virginia
  Reflection Point: Adolescent Health as Public Health
     - Tamar Mendelson, Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
     - Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission
  Reflection Point: Returning to the Science in Environmental Health
     - Tom Burke, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
     - Gina McCarthy, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  In Conversation: The National Imperative to Improve Maternal Health
     - Introduction:
         - Alfred Sommer, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
          School of Public Health; Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies
     - Moderator:
         - J. Nadine Gracia, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Trust for America's Health
     - Panelists:
         - Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C.
         - Christy Turlington Burns, Founder & President, Every Mother Counts
  In Conversation: Food Policy of the Future
     - Conversation with:
         - Thomas Farley, Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public
         - Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
         - Margo Wootan, Vice President for Nutrition, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  In Conversation: The Front Lines of Violence Prevention
     - Moderator:
         - Walter Isaacson, Author and Professor of History, Tulane University; Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies
     - Panelists:
         - James Timpson, Director of Youth Work and Crisis Intervention, Roca Baltimore
         - Mary Koss, Regents’ Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
         - Daniel Webster, Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  Spotlight On: Evidence Over Ideology
     - Leana Wen, President, Planned Parenthood
  In Conversation: Challenging the Healthcare System to Advance Health and Health Equity
     - Moderator:
         - Leana Wen, President, Planned Parenthood
     - Panelists:
         - Kara Odom Walker, Secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
         - Hillary Kunins, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
         - Carnell Cooper, Founder, Shock Trauma Violence Intervention Program, University of Maryland
  Concluding Remarks: Five Actions for Impact
     - Joshua Sharfstein, Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative
     - Michelle Spencer, Associate Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative

 

Livestream of the Bloomberg American Health Summit will be made available on this page. 

 

Participation is by invitation only.

For more information, contact:

BloombergHealthSummit@bloomberg.org or dhenry21@jhu.edu

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