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Healthy Families: Healthy Future Conference

September 2011


The ARC Healthy Families, Healthy Future conference was held September 7–9, 2011, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Following are materials from and videos of the conference.

Conference Program
PDF: 760 KB

Conference Videos
Remarks: ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl
Remarks: Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear, 2011 ARC States' Co-Chair
Special Announcement: Patricia M. Doykos, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Keynote Address: Marcia Brand, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Plenary Address: Robert L. Ludke, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati
Plenary Address: Phillip J. Obermiller, Senior Visiting Scholar, School of Planning, University of Cincinnati; and Research Fellow, the Appalachian Center, University of Kentucky
Concurrent Session--Combating Substance Abuse among Adolescents: Karen Kelly, President and CEO, Operation UNITE, Kentucky

Conference Presentations
Presentations are posted with the permission of conference speakers. This list does not include all presentations given at the conference.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

  • Keynote Address: Healthy Families, Healthy Future
    Marcia Brand, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    PDF: 2.27 MB

  • Together on Diabetes: Communities Uniting to Meet America's Diabetes Challenge
    Patricia Doykos, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
    PDF: 820 KB

  • Diabetes and Obesity: Ugly Twins
    Lawrence Barker, Associate Director for Science, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    PDF: 1.1 MB

  • A Family Matter: Reducing Rural Appalachian Risks
    Sharon A. Denham, Professor Emerita, Ohio University School of Nursing; and Project Director, Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Rural Appalachia, Center for Appalachian Philanthropy
    PDF: 800 KB

  • Memorial Hospital's Fight Against Childhood Obesity
    Veronica Hagen, Director, Food and Nutrition, and Live It Up! Program Coordinator, Manchester Memorial Hospital
    PDF: 1.2 MB

  • HealthWorks North Mississippi
    Donna Loden, Education Coordinator, HealthWorks! North Mississippi
    PDF: 2.9 MB

  • Coalition Response to Adolescent Drug Abuse in Appalachia
    Kristine Harper Bowers, Membership Services Coordinator, Coalition on Appalachian Substance Abuse Policy
    PDF: 2.9 MB

  • Combating Substance Abuse among Adolescents
    Orman Hall, Director, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
    PDF: 1.5 MB

  • An Analysis of Disparities in Mental Health Status and Substance Abuse Prevalence, and Access to Treatment Services in the Appalachian Region
    Michael Meit, Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
    PDF: 900 KB

  • Improving Access to Dental Care for Children
    Julie Watts McKee, State Dental Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department for Public Health, Oral Health Program
    PDF: 2.1 MB

  • West Virginia's School-Community Children's Oral Health Project
    Bobbi Jo Muto, Community Oral Health Coordinator, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, West Virginia
    PDF: 1.5 MB

  • Tioga Dental Services Improving Access to Dental Care for Children
    Deborah Sawyer, Executive Director, Tioga Dental Services
    PDF: 130 KB

  • Gestational Diabetes: Implications for the Future
    Mary K. Emmett, Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Charleston Area Medical Center Health Education and Research Institute
    PDF: 150 KB

  • Mount Zion Community Development, Inc.
    Belinda Grant, Executive Director, Mount Zion Community Development, Inc.
    PDF: 2.5 MB

  • Infant Mortality in South Carolina's Appalachian Mountain Counties
    Shauna Hicks, Director, Office of Minority Health, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
    PDF: 500 KB

Friday, September 9, 2011

  • Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Bruce Behringer, Associate Vice President, Office of Rural and Community Health, East Tennessee State University
    PDF: 290 KB

  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work
    Carrie Brainard, Health and Wellness Director, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, West Virginia
    PDF: 1.0 MB

  • National Prevention Strategy
    Mary Beth Bigley, Acting Director, Office of Science and Communication, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    PDF: 900 KB

  • Empowering Communities: Diabetes Prevention and Control Community-Based Coalitions
    Reita Jones, Diabetes Community Health Coordinator, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
    PDF: 1.0 MB

  • The Who, What and Whys about J-1 Programs
    Donald J. Buecker, President, Buecker Enterprises, Inc.
    PDF: 200 KB

  • Health Professions Education in Central Appalachia
    Mattie Burton, Chair, Department of Nursing, and Associate Dean, Department of Health Sciences, Shawnee State University
    PDF: 1.6 MB

  • Rural Workforce Opportunities
    Daniel G. Mareck, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    PDF: 2.7 MB

  • Western Maryland AHEC Invest in Youth to Grow Your Own!
    Susan K. Stewart, Executive Director, Western Maryland Area Health Education Center
    PDF: 500 KB

  • Rural Development with Medical Education
    John R. Wheat, Professor of Community and Rural Medicine, University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholars Program
    PDF: 3.3 MB

  • HealthIT
    Patrick Blalock, Health Information Technology Lead, Office of Health Information Technology, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
    PDF: 670 KB

  • Brookville Hospital: The Journey to Meaningful Use
    Rose M. Campbell, Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Brookville Hospital
    PDF: 2.02 MB

  • Connecting the Dots for Better Healthcare
    Christina Galanis, Executive Director, Southern Tier HealthLink
    PDF: 1.1 MB

  • TeleHealth: The Time Has Come
    Paula Guy, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth
    PDF: 1.0 MB

  • Prescription Monitoring Programs: Technology Challenges and Opportunities
    David R. Hopkins, Program Manager, Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System
    PDF: 280 KB

  • On the Road: Documenting the Status of Mobile Cancer Screening Units in Appalachia
    James Keresztury, Coalition Facilitator, Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition
    PDF: 1.5 MB

  • Overview of Kentucky Medicaid and KCHIP
    Lisa Lee, Director, Division of Provider Operations, and Program Director, Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services
    PDF: 260 KB

  • Access for What? Transforming Primary Care in Community and School-Based Health Centers
    Craig Robinson, Executive Director, Cabin Creek Health Systems
    PDF: 850 KB