The Greater Hampton Roads Population Health Summit gathers individuals from a variety of backgrounds, agencies, and organizations to address significant health issues and discuss how to help the region become a healthier community.
2018 Population Health Summit: Improving health through the lens of equity
The keynote speaker for the 2018 Population Health Summit was nationally known "equity evangelist" Natalie Burke, President, and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION, whose mission is to develop people and organizations to produce health through equitable policies, programs, and practices. Moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, executive producer and host of "Another View", summit attendees were challenged to examine the important role health equity plays in their personal and professional lives.
Videos from the 2018 summit can be found on the Brock Institute's Ustream page.
Explore the presentations:
- The Role of Medicaid in Achieving Health Equity
2017 Population Health Summit: Improving our communities' resilience and readiness through the lens of the opioid crisis
The keynote speaker for the 2017 Population Health Summit was Mr. Fred Wells Branson II, the president and CEO of Project Lazarus. Established in 2007 as a response to extremely high overdose mortality rates in Wilkes County, North Carolina, Project Lazarus successfully and dramatically decreased the locality's overdose mortality rate. The Project Lazarus model is a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.
2016 Population Health Summit: Building healthier communities
Our 2016 keynote speaker was Mr. Nick Macchione, who serves as San Diego County’s Director of the Health and Human Services Agency. In 2010, he along with the county government embarked upon Live Well San Diego, an ambitious groundbreaking initiative aimed at improving health, encouraging safer living and promoting economic vitality for San Diego county residents.
The summit aimed to help facilitate regional conversations to address significant health issues and to advance Virginia's Plan for Wellbeing.