The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year. The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.
All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.
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Friday, December 1, 2017
Jean Nagelkerk, PHD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University
Shannon Briggs, PhD
Toxicologist, Department of Environmental Quality
Water Resources Division - State of Michigan
Andrew Jameson, MD
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Mary Grace Stobierski, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Manager, Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
State of Michigan
Dr. Michale VanderKlok, DVM
Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Manager
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Richard M. DeVos Center
401 West Fulton
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
7:30 AM – Light breakfast
8:00 AM – Presentations begin
9:30 AM – Event concludes
This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available in the GVSU Seward parking ramp/lot.
See campus map
SAVE THE DATE!
January 12, 2018
Each January Health Forum has encouraged its regular participants to attend the Healthcare Economic Forecast where the results of the current year's Health Check Report is released.
More information and registration will be available soon!
2018 Calendar of Events
January 12, 2018 – West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast
February 2, 2018 – Opioid Abuse
March 2, 2018 – Healthcare Reform
April 6, 2018 – State of Mental Health
May 4, 2018 – End of Life/ Palliative Care
November 3, 2017 - Human Genetics
October 6, 2017 - Health Care Talent Pipeline
Pamela Ries - Spectrum Health
May 5, 2017 - Human Trafficking
April 7, 2017 - Social Determinants of Health
March 3, 2017 - Understanding the Zika Virus
December 2, 2016 - The State of Opioid Abuse in West Michigan
November 11, 2016 - Municipal Infrastructure and Health
October 7, 2016 - Virtual Health & Emerging Technologies
Ken Johnson - Emergency Care Specialist on behalf of Answer Health Care On Demand
(Unable to post Prezi presentation. See organization website for information: http://www.ahondemand.com)
May 6, 2016 - The Integration of Mental/Behavioral Health and Physical medicine
April 1, 2016 - Medical/Behavioral Integration Promises, Results, Challenges
March 4, 2016 - The Evolution of Healthcare
February 5, 2016 - Population Health