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VIRTUAL LIVE SUMMIT
DECEMBER 9, 2021

EVENT VIDEOS COMING SOON

What is the
Health Equity
Summit?

Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health welcome you to be part of the dynamic discussion charting the road forward from the pandemic.

The inaugural DC Health Equity Summit 2021, hosted by DC Health Office of Health Equity, in collaboration with the Office of Racial Equity within the Office of the City Administrator, will focus on the theme: Building the Roadmap to a Just Post-Pandemic Future

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

You’ll be informed and inspired by these experts.

AGENDA

All times are approximate and are subject to change.

10:00 – 10:20am

Welcome & Summit Framing

Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director, DC Health
Dr. Anneta Arno, Office of Health Equity Director, DC Health

10:20 – 11:10am

Keynote Address

Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

11:10 – 11:20am

Morning Break

11:20 – 12:00pm

Connecting the Dots – DC’s Experience

How COVID-19 Underscored the Connection between Structural Racism & Health in Every Aspect of Society

Moderator: Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director, DC Health

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
  • Dr. Cara James, President & CEO, Grantmakers in Health
  • Angela Franco, President & CEO, DC Chamber

12:00 – 12:30pm

Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:20pm

Health Equity Report 2018 Paradigm Shift

How Have Non-Health Sectors Engaged Their Critical Role as Drivers of Health Equity in the District?

Moderator: Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD, Chair, Mayor’s Commission on Health Equity

Speaker(s):

  • Andrew Trueblood, Director, DC Office of Planning (OP)
  • Nana Bailey, Director of Equity and Inclusion, DC Department of Transportation (DDOT)
  • Drew Hubbard, Director, DC Office of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Ruth Lindberg, Director, Health Impact Project

1:20 – 1:30pm

Afternoon Break 1

1:30 – 2:20pm

Pandemic Response & Insights

What it’s Taken to Respond Effectively; What’s Been Learned; and What Must Inform & Drive Practice Change and the Way Forward?

Moderator: Dr. Christopher King, Commissioner, Mayor’s Commission on Health Equity

Speaker(s):

  • Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director, DC Department of Employment Services (DOES)
  • Dr. Bren Elliott, Chief of School Improvements and Supports, DC Public Schools (DCPS)
  • Lupi Quinteros-Grady, President & CEO, DC Latin American Youth Center

2:20 – 2:30pm

Afternoon Break 2

2:30 – 3:30pm

Concurrent Session 1 Health Equity Future: A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity (Future Focused Equity Agenda Setting)

How WILL WE MOVE Beyond Models Compensating for the Impact of Structural Racism; and How DO WE DISRUPT the Status Quo Through Policy & Practice Change?

Moderator: Dr. Anneta Arno, Director, Office of Health Equity

Panelists:

  • Delano Hunter, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR)
  • Delbert McFadden, Director, Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement (ONSE)
  • Tommy Wells, Director, DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Kishia L. Powell, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, DC Water
Concurrent Session 2 Racial Equity Future: The Fierce Urgency of Now (Future Focused Equity Agenda Setting)

How WILL WE MOVE Beyond Models Compensating for the Impact of Structural Racism; and How DO WE DISRUPT the Status Quo Through Policy & Practice Change?

Moderator: Amber Hewitt, PhD, Director, Office of Racial Equity

Panelists:

  • Captain Paul Hrebenak, Director, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
  • Amy Mauro, Chief of Staff, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS)
  • Karima Woods, Commissioner, DC Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking (DISB)
  • Temi F. Bennett, Esq., Director of Policy at if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility

 

3:30 – 3:35pm

Transition Break

3:35 – 4:00pm

Closing

Dr. Anneta Arno, Director, Office of Health Equity at DC Health
Amber Hewitt, PhD, Director, Office of Racial Equity

What does health equity look like post-pandemic?

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. How can we address health inequities in the District? What’s your role in increasing health equity in the District? Learn more about how each one of us has a vital role to play in the District’s plan to address health inequities.

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