Western Massachusetts Health Action Forum
Who Should Attend?
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2001
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA
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Register: Click Here
Registration (coffee and light refreshments) ... Exhibits open
Welcome & Introductions
Bertram A. Yaffe, Chair, NECON
Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Mass. Department of Public Health
The Honorable Jane Swift, Governor, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (invited)
Keynote Address: "Disparities in Health Indices: Race, Economic and Social Status"
A Call to Action
Panelists will discuss key Western MA health issues: Access to Care, Adolescent Health,
HIV/Hepatitis, Substance Abuse and Asthma
Xenia Rosado Merced, Manager, Community Outreach Department, Holyoke Hospital
Joseph Boone, Coordinator, Springfield Adolescent Health Project
Jeffrey Scavron, M.D., Medical Director, Brightwood Health Center
Linda Small, Executive Director, Children's Health Program, Great Barrington, MA
Getting An Action Orientation
Panelists will address "how to's" of community based and regional action to prevent and
eliminate Western MA health disparities
Bobbie Orsi, B.S., R.N., CDE, Community Education & Outreach, Berkshire Medical Center
Honorable Ellen Story, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Maria Morales Loebl, Executive Director, Spanish American Union, Inc.
Sonia Bouvier, Prevention Specialist, Lower Pioneer Valley Resource Library, MA Prevention Ctr.
Moderator: Dr. Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Partners for a Healthier Community
Lunch & Networking ... Exhibits will be open
Keynote: "Making the 'Action - Vision' Connection"
Action Planning Sessions
(on registration form, please select one to attend)
- Access to Care
- Adolescent Health
- Substance Abuse