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Health Forum of West Michigan

Health Forum of West Michgian

 

The Health Forum of West Michigan, formally known as, the Alliance for Health's First Friday Forum will continue in a similar format under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The purpose of the 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.

Upcoming Forums

Looking Ahead to Fall 2016!

We hope you were able to join us for the May Health Forum event.   We thank all of the speakers and participants for their interest in the very important topics Health Forum of West Michigan has put forth to initiate a broader community discussion.  Please mark your calendar for our next event.


Friday, September 2, 2016 - CANCELED DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

TOPIC: MEDICARE GLOBAL PAYMENTS

Friday, October 7th, 2016

TOPIC: VIRTUAL HEALTH & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

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Richard M. DeVos Center - Grand Valley State University

401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (light breakfast)

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (presentations)

Panelists:

Tim Pletcher, Executive Director of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect

Joseph Brennan, Senior Director of MedNow

Ken Johnson, MD, Executive Director of TeleMedicine, Answer Health Care On Demand

 

Friday, November 4th, 2016

TOPIC:  MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE & HEALTH

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Richard M. DeVos Center - Grand Valley State University

401 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (light breakfast)

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (presentations)

Panelists:  

Eric R. DeLong, City of Grand Rapids Deputy City Manager

Eric Pessell, Kent County Health Department's Director of the Environmental Health Division


Past PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts

Health Forum - May 6, 2016 - The Integration of Mental/Behavioral Health and Physical medicine

Lynda Zeller, MPA, - Michigan Department of Health - (Handout)

Stan Stek, JD - Kent County Commissioner

Chris Shea, MUP - Cherry Health Services

 

Health Forum - April 1, 2016 - Medical/Behavioral Integration Promises, Results, Challenges

Phil Baty, MD and Gary Buchanich, RN - Mercy Health Physician Partners

Kiran Taylor, MD - Spectrum Health Medical Group

John Fox, MD, MHA - Priority Health

 

Health Forum - March 4, 2016 - The Evolution of Healthcare

Patrick O'Hare

Elizabeth Murphy

Jeffrey Postlewaite

 

Health Forum - February 5, 2016 - Population Health

Jim Green - Lacks Enterprises

Adam London - Kent County Health Department

Lacks Enterprises Wellness Guide

Community Partners

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MSU-CHM

 

Mi-CCSI

Sponsored by:

      

 

BCBSM