2018 Presentations

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Keynote Address

Minority Women’s Health and Health Care Disparities: Strategies for Achieving Health Equity

Darlene Yee-Melichar, EdD, FAGHE, FGSA

San Francisco State University

Breakout Session 1

Removing Barriers to Food Access in Tombstone, Arizona

Jacob Jones-Martinez, J.D. - Cochise County Health & Social Services 

Elyse - Farm Express 


Health Equity Action Lab - A Bias Toward Action 

Seth Fritsch - Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County 


W.A.T.C.H - Wellness Activities Create Health 

Teri Ingram and Michael Matthies - Aetna Medicaid 

Lisa - Mercy Care RBHA


Participation Inequality in Cancer Clinical Trials: Barriers and Strategies

Dr.  Frank Tsai - Honorhealth Research Institute 


The Health Equity and Policy Network: An Innovative Approach for Health Equity- Focused Workforce Development 

Swapna Reddy, JD, MP; Pooja Paode, MS; Matthew Speer, MS; Megan Phillips, MS - Arizona State University College of Health Solutions 


Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Working to Prevent Sexual Violence in Racial and Sexual Minority Populations

Jamal Brooks Hawkins - Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence


Community Health Re-Imagined! - Creating Community Health Capacity Through a Million Hearts, Public Health and Public Housing Collaboration

Mark Gallegos - Maricopa County Health Department 

Francisco Blanco - City of Phoenix Housing Department 


Esperanca in the Community: Working with Underserved Hispanic Families in Phoenix 

Maria Valenzuela - Esperanca, inc. 


Working Together to Make El Rio Community Health Center a Destination for LGBTQ Patients

Andrew Cronyn, MD; Jeffery Lewis, BS; Moira Alexander, MPH; Lori Ortiz - El Rio Community Health Center


Informing Health: Better Health through Better Information 

Amy Armstrong Heimsoth, OTD, OTR/L, CHIS; Melissa Johnson MSLS; Ashley; Samantha - Northern Arizona University Department of Occupational Therapy 


An Evaluation of Prostate Cancer Infographics among African American Survivors of Prostate Cancer: Using Receptive Theory Approach 

Sean Upshaw - University of Utah