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.
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October 6, 2017
Welcome Remarks and Moderator:
Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University
Norman Beauchamp, MD, MHS
Dean, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Laurie Chesley, PhD
Provost, Grand Rapids, Community College
Maria Cimitile, PhD
Provost, Grand Valley State University
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Wanda Stokes, JD
Director, Talent Investment Agency, State of Michigan
Richard M. DeVos Center
401 Fulton Street
Grand Valley State University
7:30 AM – Light breakfast
8:00 AM – Presentations begin
9:30 AM – Event concludes
This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking is available in the GVSU Seward parking ramp/lot.
See campus map
Health Forum of West Michigan Calendar of Events
November 3, 2017 – Human Genetics
December 1, 2017 -- One Health
January 12, 2018 – West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast
February 2, 2018 – Opioid Abuse
March 2, 2018 – Healthcare Reform
April 6, 2018 – State of Mental Health
May 4, 2018 – End of Life/ Palliative Care
May 5, 2017 - Human Trafficking
April 7, 2017 - Social Determinants of Health
March 3, 2017 - Understanding the Zika Virus
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