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 Health Forum engages health care practitioners, health care and business administrators, educators, students, and community members in critical health-related conversations that are pertinent to our communities. Our panels of experts are not only health care providers and administrators, but also government, business, and community leaders who bring diverse perspectives to the discussions.

All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.

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Understanding the Risks of Vaping

 

Friday, February 7, 2020.

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

AGENDA:

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome
9:30 a.m.   Conclusion

SPEAKERS:

Brian Hartl, MPH
Epidemiologist
Kent County Health Department

Vita McCabe, MD            
Thoracic Surgeon, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Michael Ostrander, AB Ed
Principal, Belding High School

Cheryl J. Phillips, MEd
Coordinator, St. Joseph Mercy Health Exploration Station

 

Additional speaker information will be updated as it becomes available!

The Talent Pipeline and Health Care Workforce

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

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

AGENDA:

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome
9:30 a.m.   Conclusion

SPEAKERS:

Philomena V. Mantella, MSW, PhD
President, Grand Valley State University

Bill Pink, PhD
President, Grand Rapids Community College

Samuel L. Stanley Jr, MD
President, Michigan State University

 

OTHER UPCOMING TOPICS:

April 3, 2020
Mental Health and Suicide

 

Please Note:

Topics are subject to change.  Please check for Health Forum updates on this web page throughout the year.

PARKING: Please use the GVSU Seward Parking Ramp/Lot accessible from either Lake Michigan Drive/Pearl Street or West Fulton Street.

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Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra at dykstrdi@gvsu.edu or 616-331-5876.


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