The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year. The fora 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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Richard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium
401 Fulton Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
7:30 a.m. - 8.:00 a.m. (light breakfast)
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (presentations)
Julie Alicki, LMSW
Social Work Consultant - Area Agency on Aging
Iris Boettcher, MD
Spectrum Health Medical Group - Geriatrics
Mina Breuker, RN, MM, NHA
President & CEO - Christian Living Services/Holland Home
Richard Kline, MHA
Senior Deputy Director - Aging and Adult Services Agency
State of Michigan
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