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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TOPIC: WEST MICHIGAN HEALTHCARE ECONOMIC FORECAST
Each year the Health Forum directs its participants' attention to the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast presented by Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health as it's January event. Kevin Callison and Leslie Muller, professors of economics from the Seidman College of Business, will present the findings of this annual health-related study focusing on knowledge foundations and healthcare trends, as well as provide economic analysis based on insurance provider data.
(NOTE LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT!) Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor - Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI
AGING IN PLACE
Registration link coming soon!
Richard M. DeVos Center
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
Mina Breuker, RN, MM, NHA
President & CEO - Christian Living Services/Holland Home
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