Maternal & Child Health Equity Conference: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
August 25, 2023 | 8a-4p
Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
The Maternal and Child Health Equity Conference brings together researchers and practitioners from across the state of Kansas from a variety of disciplines and geographic locations to work toward proven solutions to improve maternal and child health outcomes in our state by casting a wide net on the social determinants of health (i.e., housing, economic issues, domestic violence, substance use and abuse, mental health, access to care, houselessness, environmental issues, exposure to toxins, and nutrition, etc). Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers as well as network with colleagues from around the state. The 2023 Maternal and Child Health Equity Conference: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health theme is Connect, Create, and Collaborate: Generating Proven Solutions for our State.
|Opening Keynote (Virtual)
|Lunch & Visit Vendors
|Poster Session & Visit Vendors
|Practitioner/Researcher Exchange/Small Groups
|Small groups report out
|Closing Expert Panel
Earn Nursing or Social Work CEUs!
Nursing: Wichita State University College of Health Professions is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is pending approval for contact hours applicable for RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: #LT 0090-0327. These course offerings are pending approval for 6.3 contact hours for RN, LPN, or LMHT.
Social Work: Wichita State University School of Social Work is approved as a provider of continuing social work education by the BSRB. This program has been pre-approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for continuing education for social workers. These course offerings are approved for 5.25 contact hours applicable for relicensure (BSRB approval #05-001).
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, MPH
Director, Center for Participatory Research; Professor, College of Population Health, The University of New Mexico
Nina has been developing community based participatory research (CBPR) and empowerment/ Freirian interventions for over thirty years. Among over a hundred and forty publications are: Community Based Participatory Research for Health: Advancing Social and Health Equity, 3rd edition, 2018; and Problem-Posing at Work: A Popular Educator’s Guide. She has worked in North American and Latin American contexts: in participatory evaluation of healthy municipalities; in family, youth, and women’s health intervention research; and with tribal partners to support culturally-centered research in New Mexico and the U.S. She is currently co-Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded intergenerational family prevention intervention with children, parents and elders in three Southwest tribes. To improve the science of CBPR and reduce health inequities, she is Principal Investigator of an NINR-funded RO1 to research best partnering practices associated with health outcomes and to develop a partnership evaluation/reflection toolkit. She has collaboratively produced with Latin American colleagues a train-the trainer Empowerment, Participatory Research and Health Promotion curriculum (initially sponsored by Pan American Health Organization), available in Spanish, Portuguese and English; and co-sponsors an annual summer Institute in CBPR for Health: Indigenous and Critical Methodologies at the University of New Mexico.
The conference is proudly supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas and the Kansas Health Foundation, organizations dedicated to promoting health and well-being in our communities.
Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration
Gold Sponsor | $1000
Silver Sponsor | $750
Bronze Sponsor | $500
Includes one 6’ x 18” table, 2 chairs and 2 lunches. Additional tables and lunches are available and must be arranged through registration. Vendors may not bring their own tables. There are no physical dividers between booths.
|Bag Inserts - $50
Participate even if you are unable to attend! Ship your materials to us, and we will include them in the participants’ bags. Materials must be received NO LATER than August . Fee must be paid in full to participate. Cost of shipping is your responsibility.
Registration Questions & More Information
For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Conference Office.