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MHSA's 4th Annual Health Institute provides training for Head Start and Early Head Start staff who work with families in all aspects of health. The Institute will focus on, but is not limited to, the following areas: Trauma and Toxic Stress; Safety Issues; Children's General Health: Environmental/Community Health; Health Equity. New this year will be a Researchers Poster Room. The following are planned sessions and speakers:

"A Community Unites: Civic Forces Join to Address Health Inequities in Grand Rapids"

Jeremy Moore, Director, Community Health Programs - Innovations, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI    

"Social Determinants of Health and Well-being for Children"

Lonias Gilmore, Childhood Obesity Prevention Specialist, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, MI

"Maintaining the Professional's Mental Health: What it Looks Like? And How to Keep It!"

Phillip D. Hamberg, LMSW, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Hudsonville, MI

"Minding the Children: Mindfulness as a Teaching Method"

Nolana Nobles Bandy, PhD, Assistant Director, Matrix Head Start Program, Detroit, MI

"Mom Power: Outcomes of Group Intervention to Improve Mental Health and Parenting among High-Risk Mothers"

Dr. Rena Menke, PhD, LP, Mom Power Project Coordinator, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

"Building Trauma-Informed Communities for Child Well-being"

Dr. Jim Henry, Project Director, Professor of Social Work, The Children's Trauma Assessment Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

"A Two-Generation Approach to ACES"

Brianne Twombly, LMSW, IMH-E (111), Manager of Trauma Informed Care, Starfish Family Services, Livonia, MI

"Creating a Culture of Safety"

LaNissa Trice, Health Specialist, Office of Head Start, Training and Technical Assistance Center - Region V, STG International, Inc., Alexandria, VA

"Emergency Preparedness and the Active Violence Process"

Jason Russell, Chief Security Officer, Firestorm Security Solutions, Grand Rapids, MI 

"Updates for Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Learning Settings"

Dr. Andrew Hashikawa, MD, MS, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

"Research and Discovery in Pediatric Allergies"

Dr. Harvey Leo, Research Scientist, the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Division of Health Behavior and Education, Center for Managing Chronic Disease, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

"Oral Health: Something to Smile About!"

Susan Deming, Early Childhood Oral Health Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, MI 

"Unique and Innovative Ideas to Improve Health Literacy and Community Partnerships"

Sherry Kunnari, Health and Safety Director, BHK Child Development Board, Houghton, MI

Chris Hatfield, Health and Safety Educator, BHK Child Development Board, Houghton, MI

"Child Plus Health Statuses, Events, Actions Made Easy!"

Darlene Miller, IT Data Manager, Starfish Family Services, Dearborn, MI

"A Local Response to the Opioid Epidemic"

Corey Holcomb, Early Childhood Education Director, Community Action Alger- Marquette, Marquette, MI

"Your Health Services Advisory Committee: How to Use it for Greater Impact on Your Program and Community"

Megyn Forest, Program Health and Outreach Coordinator, Kalamazoo RESA Head Start, Kalamazoo, MI

"What Health Professionals Should Know about Child Lead Safety and Healthy Homes"

Melissa Steiner, Outreach Analyst, Lead Safe Home Program, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing, MI

2018-2019 MHSA Calendar of Events