Skip Navigation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
OMH Logo US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health The Office of Minority Health 1-800-444-6472
OMH Home | En Español
About OMH
Disparities Efforts
Our Services
Offices of Minority Health
Campaigns/Initiatives
Press Releases
Calendar
Employment
Publications
Federal Clearinghouses
Research
Performance/Evaluation
Search Library Catalog
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Home

We're in!

We support health equity for all Americans.

National Partnership for Action logo

Office of Minority Health on Twitter

FYI ... Money & MoreFYI ...
Money & More

Join Our Mailing ListKeep Informed!
Join Our Mailing List

Image of a person asking a questionNeed Help?
Contact Us

HIV/AIDS Prevention
Bilingual Glossary
(English / Spanish)





HIV/AIDS Awareness Days


Conference Agenda - Innovations in Practice and Policy to End Infant Mortality Disparities

Conference Agenda
Innovations in Practice and Policy to End Infant Mortality Disparities
Memphis Marriott Downtown
Memphis, Tennessee
May 21-22, 2009

AGENDA

 

Thursday-May 21, 2009

Event Time Event Title
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:20 am

Welcome
Tonya Lewis-Lee, Esq.
Mistress of Ceremonies

Commissioner Susan Cooper Exit Disclaimer, MSN, RN (Invited)
Tennessee Department of Health

Garth N. Graham, MD, MPH
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
Office of Minority Health, HHS

Pastor Alton R. Williams, Senior
World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church

9:20 am – 9:40 am

Ice Melter

9:40 am – 10:10 am

"Infant Mortality, Our Trends: Past, Present, and Future"
Linda Faye Moses-Simmons Exit Disclaimer, MD

Assistant Prof., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

10:10 am – 10:15 am

Mayor A.C. Wharton, Jr. Exit Disclaimer,
Shelby County, Tennessee

10:15 am – 10:50 am

"Research Priorities for Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality"
Carol J. Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH

Jules & Uldeeen Terry Prof. of Maternal & Child Health
Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Women's and Children's Center
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

10:50 am – 11:25 am

"Neonatal Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants at the Regional Medical Center"
Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy Exit Disclaimer, M.D.

Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center
Professor and Chief
Div. of Neonatology, Dept. of Pediatrics and OB/GYN
University of Tennessee

11:25 am – 12:10 pm

Luncheon

Keynote Address
"Innovations in Maternal/Infant Health Care"

Mike Barber Exit Disclaimer
Chief Technology Officer
GE Healthcare

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm

Exercise Break

12:25 pm – 2:30 pm

Plenary
Best Practices for the Reduction of Infant Mortality
Disparities in Underserved Communities

Moderator
Kimberlee Wyche Etheridge Exit Disclaimer, MD, MPH
Bureau of Family, Youth, and Infant Health Director
Metro Nashville Davidson County Public Health Dept.

Speakers
"Community Actions to Address Infant Mortality in Los Angeles County"

Giannina Donatoni, PhD, MT (ASCP)

L.A. County, Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs

"Brick by Brick: Building a MCH Life Course Organization to Improve Women's Health across the Lifespan"
Tamara Wrenn, MA, CCE, CIMT

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Inc. Exit Disclaimer

"Best Practices for the Reduction of Infant Mortality Disparities in Underserved Communities"
Rhonda Johnson

The Magnolia Project Exit Disclaimer
Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

"Taking it to the People"
Mia Earl, MPH, CHES

Community Voice Project Exit Disclaimer
March of Dimes

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm

Break

2:40 pm – 4:30 pm

What is My Piece of the Puzzle?
Kathleen Brandert, MPH, CHES

Education and Training Manager
CityMatCH Exit Disclaimer at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics/Section on Child Health Policy

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Committing to the Work Ahead
Facilitated by CityMatch

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing

 

Friday-May 22, 2009

Event Time Event Title
8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome
Tonya Lewis-Lee, Esq.
Mistress of Ceremonies

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Keynote Address
"Social Determinants of Equity and Social Determinants of Health"

Camara Phyllis-Jones Exit Disclaimer, MD, MPH, PhD

Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity
Division of Adult and Community Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adjunct Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Preconception Health
Ordinary Couples Don’t Plan their Pregnancies!
Be Extraordinary!

11:00 am – 11:10 am

Break

11:10 am – 1:00 pm

Plenary
Policy and Infant Mortality-Opportunities to Improve Birth Outcomes in African-American Communities

Moderator
Giancarlo Mari, MD (Invited)
Chief of Maternal and Fetal Medicine
College of Medicine, Memphis
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Speakers
"Addressing Infant Mortality Disparities in Underserved Communities: A Federal Perspective"
Garth N. Graham, MD, MPH

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
HHS Office of Minority Health

"Opportunities to Improve Birth Outcomes in African-American Communities"
Robert Duncan

Director
TN Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination

"Infant Mortality and Teen Pregnancy, Plans for Improvement in Arkansas"
Richard Nugent, M.D.

Chief
Family Health Branch
Center for Health Advancement
Arkansas Department of Health Exit Disclaimer

"Delta Infant Mortality Elimination (DIME) Project"
Cedric Morgan

Director
Delta Infant Mortality Elimination (DIME) Project
Mississippi State Department of Health

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Closing Remarks

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Student/Elected Official Luncheon (Closed Meeting)
Student Recognition Awards



Content Last Modified: 5/8/2009 12:32:00 PM
OMH Home  |  HHS Home  |  USA.gov  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  HHS FOIA  |  Accessibility  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Viewers & Players

Office of Minority Health
Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301-251-2160
Email: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov

Provide Feedback