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Health Forum of West Michigan

Health Forum of West Michgian

 

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.

Have a topic suggestion for a future Forum?  Submit your ideas HERE.

Upcoming Forums


Friday, January 13th, 2017

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. 

More information and registration

(NOTE LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT!)   Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor - Grand Valley State University

301 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 

 

 

 

Friday, February 3, 2017

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)

 

Panelists:

Julie Alicki, LMSW
Social Work Consultant - Area Agency on Aging

Mina Breuker, RN, MM, NHA
President & CEO - Christian Living Services/Holland Home

 

 

 

Please note location for each event as the venue can change based on availability and capacity!


 


Past PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts

December 2, 2016 - The State of Opioid Abuse in West Michigan

Tom Burns - Drug Enforcement Administration

Mark Hall - Kent County Health Department

Michelle Young - Kent County Sheriff's Office

Steve Alsum - Grand Rapids Red Project

 

November 11, 2016 - Municipal Infrastructure and Health

Keith Creah - Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

Eric R. DeLong - City of Grand Rapids

 

October 7, 2016 - Virtual Health & Emerging Technologies

 WEBCAST

Tim Pletcher - Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Doug Dietzman - Great Lakes Health Connect

Joseph Brennan - MedNow

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

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

Stan Stek, JD - Kent County Commissioner

Chris Shea, MUP - Cherry Health Services

 

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

 

March 4, 2016 - The Evolution of Healthcare

Patrick O'Hare

Elizabeth Murphy

Jeffrey Postlewaite

 

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

 

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