Health Forum of West Michigan
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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Have a great summer!
We thank all of our speakers and guests for participation in the 2017-2018 Health Forum of of West Michigan! We believe that we have provided valuable information to the many health care practitioners, administrators, educators, students, and community members who participated this year. We welcomed over 1100 individuals who attended one or more of our events. In fact, many of our guests have become regulars each month! Our topics covered a broad range of issues and interests and our panelists offered diverse perspectives on the given topic. The topics and PowerPoint presentations from this year can be found below.
We are currently working on our 2018-2019 series topics and will be posting those on this website as soon as we finalize them. We will continue to identify topics that are timely and relevant to the West Michigan community. We always welcome community input and topic suggestions can be made at the link on this page.
We look forward to seeing you again in the October 2018!
Past Events - PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts
May 4, 2018 - Transitions - Palliative Care in the Life Cycle
John Mulder, MD (No PPT used)
April 6, 2018 - The State of Mental Health
February 1, 2018 - The Opioid Epidemic - Update
December 1, 2018 - One Health
November 3, 2017 - Human Genetics
October 6, 2017 - Health Care Talent Pipeline
Pamela Ries - Spectrum Health (PPT not available)
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