CAB Presenting at Health Equity Conference

Doris Boeckman, co-founder of Community Asset Builders and MRHA Rides to Wellness Director, is presenting about Missouri Rides to Wellness and HealthTran for the panel presentation, Moving Towards Health Equity: Success and Challenges. Co-panelists include Nancy Kelley, Director for Expanding Coverage, Missouri Foundation for Health and Sara Gentry, Policy Director, Missouri Health Care for all.

The featured speaker for the event is Robert Murphy, MEd. Mr. Murphy currently leads Maryland’s discipline reform, dropout prevention, and alternative programs efforts at the Maryland State Department of Education. He has been instrumental in reducing Maryland’s number of suspensions by 50% over the last 8 years thus reducing Maryland’s dropouts over the past 7 years. He just completed developing the regulatory guidance for changes in Maryland’s Discipline regulations and the new State Code of Discipline Policy that was adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education in July of 2014. Mr. Murphy also has been named by the Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.

The target audience for the conference is health care providers, public health professionals, health policy makers, community advocates, academic researchers, health departments, other governmental agencies, legislators, non-profit and for-profit organizations as and the business community with an interest in eliminating health disparities.

It is not too late to register! Conference fees are only $50. The conference is packed with information and learning objectives to help you 1) assess current efforts that address health disparities in Missouri and develop strategies to meet specific patient/client needs; and 2) identify strategies to build inclusive communities, schools and health care systems.

For more information or to register, follow this link:—healthy-communities.html

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