Summit 2016 addresses population health leadership for Building Healthier Communities through interactive exploration of population health knowledge, practices, measurements, and skills. You will be an active participant in shaping the future of our field by identifying cutting-edge behavioral health leadership roles within collaborative population health strategies. In addition, participants will explore current movements in population health and the implications for behavioral health; examine the intersections of health equity, social justice, and the social determinants of health; understand ways that population health is financed, assessed, and measured; and learn fromplace-based initiatives promoting healthy, equitable communities.
Summit begins at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and ends on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. A detailed schedule is available as a PDF download from this link.
The College is pleased to have Prevention Institute co-hosting the 2016 Summit. Prevention Institute is a non-profit, national center dedicated to improving community health and wellbeing by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and prevent problems before they occur. Prevention strategies can be effective in preventing, and reducing severity of some mental health conditions, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Further, good prevention strategies can delay onset and support treatment outcomes for those with mental health conditions. The Institute's work is characterized by a strong commitment to community participation and promotion of equitable health outcomes among all social and economic groups.