Dec 11, 2012


Tuesday Dec 11

Time Session
8:00 - 8:30AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 - 9:15AM

Our Opportunity: Generating Positive Outcomes while Driving the Economy

  • Jeff Levi, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Trust for America's Health and Member of the US Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health
9:15 - 9:30AM

Group Discussion

Moderator: Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Editor-at-Large, GOVERNING... more

10:00 - 10:15AM

Opening Keynote: Changing our Communities, One Leader at a Time

State, local, community based, leaders everywhere will be the driving force in changing negative health outcomes. Moderator: Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Editor-at-Large, GOVERNING... more

  • Lenny Eliason - County Commissioner, Athens, Ohio and Immediate Past President, National Association of Counties (NaCO)
  • Dr. Aaron Shirley - Chairman of the Board, Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, Jackson, Mississippi
10:15 - 10:30AM

Group Discussion

Moderator: Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Editor-at-Large, GOVERNING... more

10:30 - 10:45AM


10:45 - 11:30AM

Health Enterprise Zones: Solving Health Disparity Issues

Maryland is the first state in the nation to address the health of its citizens by solving health disparity issues through health enterprise zones. Legislation... more

11:30 - 12:30PM

Keynote and Discussion: How Healthy is Your Community and Why Should You Care?

12:30 - 1:15PM


1:15 - 2:30PM

Creating Outcomes through Model Policy, Programs, and Coalitions

Moderator: Mark Funkhouser, Ph.D., Director, Governing Institute, former mayor, Kansas City, Missouri... more

2:30 - 3:15PM

Design and Health

Moderator: Paul Taylor, Ph.D., Editor at Large, GOVERNING... more

  • Jill Franken, RN, MS - Public Health Director, Sioux Falls Health Department, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Laura M. Keyes, AICP - Community Development Manager, Lifelong Communities, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Eliza Lawson, MPH - Program Manager, Initiative for a Healthy Weight, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Paula Vaughan - AIA, LEED Fellow, LEED Faculty, co-director, Sustainable Design Initiative, Perkins+Will, past president AIA Atlanta chapter
3:15 - 4:15PM

Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

4:15 PM

Reception and Botanical Garden Holiday Lights