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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 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.

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


Opioid Epidemic Update

Friday, February 2, 2018

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Richard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium
401 West Fulton
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Welcome:
Jean Nagelkerk, PHD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Panelists:

Talal Khan, MD
Addiction Psychiatry
Pine Rest Christian Mental
Health Services

Cara Poland, MD
Addiction Medicine
Spectrum Health

David Rahinsky, MS
Police Chief
City of Grand Rapids

Moderator:
Michael Bouthillier
Director of Operations, College of Pharmacy
Ferris State University

 

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 Light breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 Presentations

 

Health Care Reform

Friday, March 2, 2018

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Information will be posted as it becomes available.

The State of Mental Health

April 6, 20018

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Information will be posted as it becomes available.

 


More Health Forum events coming in 2018 - Save the Date!

 

May 4, 2018 – End of Life/ Palliative Care

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Past Events - PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts

December 1, 2018

Mary Grace Stobierski, DVM - State of Michigan

Shannon Briggs, PhD - State of Michigan

Mike VanderKlok DVM - State of Michigan

Andrew Jameson, MD - Spectrum Health

 

November 3, 2017 - Human Genetics

Janice Bach - State of Michigan

Megan Bowman - Van Andel Research Institute

Caleb Bupp - Spectrum Health

 

October 6, 2017 - Health Care Talent Pipeline

Wanda Stokes - Michigan Talent Investment Agency

Pamela Ries - Spectrum Health

Laurie Chesley - Grand Rapids Community College

Norman Beauchamp - Michigan State University

Maria Cimitile - Grand Valley State University

 

May 5, 2017 - Human Trafficking

Sarah Moultrie - DeVos Children's Hospital

Leslie King - Sacred Beginnings

 

 

April 7, 2017 - Social Determinants of Health

Susan Moran - Population Health Administration - Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services

Felicia Clay - Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Matt Ostapowicz - Grand Rapids Police Department

Lauran Hardin - Mercy Health Saint Mary's; National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs

 

 

March 3, 2017 - Understanding the Zika Virus

Juliet Bedford - Anthrologica

Mike Kaufman - Michigan State University, Department of Entomology

Andrew Jameson, PhD - Mercy Health Saint Mary's

 

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

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