Gather for the Midwest’s largest gathering of early childhood, pediatric healthcare and social work professionals! Our focus and framework will empower Healthy Start project directors, supervisors and direct service team members to reach your expected deliverables as regional grantees!
Join us Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Cabela's Conference Center in Hammond, Indiana
Following our 2017 theme - "Fruits of Our Labor" - this year's schedule is:
9:00 - Registration
9:15 - Opening and Introductions, Lisa Sargent-Davis, Project Director, Midwest Healthy Start; Regional Director, SGA Youth & Family Services
9:20 - “History of Healthy Start,” Timika Anderson-Reeves, MCH Partnership & Outreach Program Manager, Access Community Health Network; President-Elect, National Healthy Start Board of Directors
9:45 - “Improving Data, Enhancing Outcomes,” Anna Colaner, PhD, Director of Evaluation and Research, SGA Youth & Family Services
10:15 - Break
10:30 - “CoiIN Update,” Risë Ratney, Project Director, Northwest Indiana Healthy Start
11:15 - “Reproductive Planning,” Loraine Moreno, Sr. Director of Clinical Affairs, Chicago Family Health Center
11:45 - Lunch
12:45 - "Prenatal Care: Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum,” Dr. Carmen Hudson-White, Retired OB Gynecologist
1:15 - “Centering Pregnancy,” Dr. Janet Seabrook, CEO, Community HealthNet
2:00 - "Healthcare Coverage,” Kim Eldridge, Consultant, MDWise
2:45 - Break
3:00 - “Strengthening Family Resilience,” Dr. Susana Zarankin, Psychology Professor, Northeastern Illinois University
4:00 - Closing and Gratitude
This free conference convenes federally-funded Healthy Start grantees in Indiana and Illinois. Like the conference's Facebook event page.
With thanks to our Partner Agencies
Midwest Healthy Start Program (MWHS), operated by SGA Youth & Family Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration, is dedicated to mobilizing, mentoring and leading regional grantees to decrease infant mortality rates collectively across the Midwest.
Additionally, MWHS provides community health education, holistic healthcare services and training in Chicago’s Roseland, South Chicago, South Deering, East Side and Hegewisch communities. These services reduce infant mortality rates, improve infant health and increase maternal and newborn care.
Midwest Healthy Start
c/o SGA Youth & Family Services
11 East Adams Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60603