Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin

April 28-29, 2020

A healthy citizenry will increase economic capacity and drastically improve quality of life in Wisconsin. But how do we help all residents of Wisconsin attain their highest level of health?  The simplistic answer is to ensure accessible, affordable health care for all. However, we know that upstream social determinants play an enormous role in determining health outcomes. Health inequities are created when barriers prevent individuals and communities from reaching their full health potential. One way to measure progress is to examine health disparities, defined as “differences in health status between people related to social or demographic factors such as race, gender, income or geographic region.” This track will seek concrete solutions to overcoming health disparities that lead to health inequity.

Tuesday, April 28 Room Session # Session Title
10:15-11:15 a.m. Seneca 60A. An Approach to Health Equity at a Local Healthcare Organization
10:15-11:15 a.m. Senaca 60B. Plugging the Holes: Pivotal Role of Foreign-Trained Medical Doctors in Reforming Health Inequities by Delivering Primary Care in Rural Areas of the Midwest 
10:15-11:15 a.m. Onondaga 61.  To be announced
10:15-11:15 a.m. Mohawak 62. Trauma Informed Court Room Practices: Dismantling the Child Welfare to Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Prison Pipeline
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 63A. The Hunger Environmental and Nutrition (HEN) Project at MATC
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 63B. The Intersection of Health Equity and Kindergarten Readiness
1:45-2:45 p.m. Senaca 64. A Plan for Reducing Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin
1:45-2:45 p.m. Mohawak 65.  Building a Path for Health Equity with Communities of Color
3:15-4:15 p.m. Mohawak 66. To be announced
3:15-4:15 p.m. Onondaga 67A. Nicotine Addiction and the Teen Brain: The Perfect Storm for a Public Health Disaster
3:15-4:15 p.m. Onondaga 67B. Using Data to Drive Action
3:15-4:15 p.m. Senaca 68. Health Promotion Activities for Latino Youth in a Faith-Based Community
Wednesday, April 2929 Room Session # Session Title
9:15-10:15 a.m. Mohawak 69. What Works? Social and Economic Opportunities to Improve Health for All
9:15-10:15 a.m. Onondaga 70A. Being Intentional about Equity in Practice: Saving you and your Organization/Group from Headache and Heartache
9:15-10:15 a.m. Onondaga 70B. Home is Where Your Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond
9:15-10:15 a.m. Senaca 71. From Roots to Results: A Qualitative Case Study of the Evolution of a Public Health Leadership Institute Building Capacity in Collaborating for Equity and Justice
10:30-11:30 a.m. Senaca 72. The Growing Pains of Health Equity in Rural Wisconsin
10:30-11:30 a.m. Mohawak 73. Building Health Equity One Community at a Time….Collaboration between the UW and Appleton
10:30-11:30 a.m. Onondaga 74. The Role of a Professional Doula: Elevating Standards to Modernize the Ancient Concept
1:45-2:45 p.m. Mohawak 75. Black Communication: Supporting Healthy Black Families
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 76. To be announced