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Health Disparities Prevention Summit

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In 2019, the Economic Policy Institute in Washington found that a number of factors — historical, economic, demographic and political — have shaped patterns of racial disparity and race relations in the Midwest. There are numerous historical reasons for current disparities, and racism is at the center of the reasons. Systemic issues of racism have led to limited access to food, environments, employment and health care which significantly alters the quality of life afforded to people of color.

The pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront and we see that COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting people of color and "other" groups in Wisconsin. As of Aug. 25, 2021, Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 653,362 total cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 27% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 are black and 44% of people who have died from it are black. Compare that to U.S. Census Bureau data that reports Black people account for 6.7% of the population in Wisconsin.


 
 

The Health Disparities Prevention Summit provided a space to learn, evaluate and reflect on the historic antecedents to current disparities brought to light during the pandemic. We have learned many things during the pandemic and, to move ahead, we must suspend inequitable behavior and respond to the health disparities created by it.
 
We shared strategies to build resiliency, information on regional vaccination efforts and stories about collaborations birthed during the pandemic.

Strength in community is demonstrated by many local organizations, COVID-19 outreach efforts and innovative strategies are circumventing barriers related to misinformation, lack of transportation and fear. Representatives from numerous organizations shared their efforts. Learn more about them and the great work they are doing. Watch now.

Included in the summit:

  • Definition of the issues, historical factors and current realities
  • Implications for the workplace
  • Tools to inspire change

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About our presenters

 

Stephanie Birmingham, MA, LPC-IT
Stephanie Birmingham, MA, LPC-IT

Advocacy Coordinator
Options for Independent Living, Inc.

Natalie Bomstad, MPH Executive Director Wello
Natalie Bomstad, MPH

Executive Director
Wello

Charm Der, MA Ed, PHR, SHRM-CP Organizational Development professional Rockline Industries
Charm Der, MA Ed, PHR, SHRM-CP

Organizational Development professional
Rockline Industries

Deb Franckowiak, Ph.D Executive Agenda Group Chair, Psychologist & Executive Coach
Deb Franckowiak, Ph.D

Executive Agenda Group Chair, Psychologist & Executive Coach

 

Kim Franzen, MSN, RN Chief Executive Officer N.E.W. Community Clinic
Kim Franzen, MSN, RN

Chief Executive Officer
N.E.W. Community Clinic

Marcos Guevara Finance and Administration Director ACLU Wisconsin
Marcos Guevara

Finance and Administration Director
ACLU Wisconsin

Alonzo Kelly, MBA President and Founder Kelly Leadership Group, LLC
Alonzo Kelly, MBA

President and Founder
Kelly Leadership Group, LLC

Andrea Kressin Community Engagement Manager Brown County Public Health
Andrea Kressin

Community Engagement Manager
Brown County Public Health

Mai J. Lo Lee, MEd Diversity Director Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), UWGB
Mai J. Lo Lee, MEd

Diversity Director
Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), UWGB

LeKecia L. Lovett CEO Encompass Solutions, LLC
LeKecia L. Lovett

CEO
Encompass Solutions, LLC

Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN Post-doctoral Researcher University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN

Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah Lulloff, MD Infections Disease Physician and Medical Director of Infection Prevention
Sarah Lulloff, MD

Infections Disease Physician and Medical Director of Infection Prevention
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center

 

Colleen Messner, RN, BSN Spanish Health Navigation Program Coordinator Casa ALBA Melanie
Colleen Messner, RN, BSN

Spanish Health Navigation Program Coordinator
Casa ALBA Melanie

Ashok Rai, MD CEO and President Prevea Health
Ashok Rai, MD

CEO and President
Prevea Health

Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Prevea Health
Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Prevea Health

Kathleen Schiltz, MS, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Prevea Health
Kathleen Schiltz, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Prevea Health

Erika Villafuerte Bilingual Director for Equity in Healthcare & Wellness Salud First
Erika Villafuerte

Bilingual Director for Equity in Healthcare & Wellness
Salud First

Mary Williams, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Prevea Health
Mary Williams, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife
Prevea Health

Mang Xiong Interim Executive Director WUCMAA
Mang Xiong

Interim Executive Director
WUCMAA

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist
Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist
Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health, WI Department of Health Services


 
Funded by the COVID-19 Vaccination Community Outreach Grant from:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - DHS


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Topic Facilitator Panelists Additional information
Watch now Welcome and introduction Ashok Rai, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer Prevea Health

Renita Robinson, MEd, MS, ABD
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Prevea Health
In May 2018, the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) passed a resolution declaring that racism is a public health crisis in Wisconsin and committed to taking action. Two years later a national pandemic put the reality of the crisis on full display. Today’s Health Disparity Prevention Summit will provide a platform to share strategies that support all communities, information to build resiliency, information on regional vaccination efforts and highlight important collaborations berthed during the pandemic.
Watch now Wisconsin Health Disparities Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist, Community Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Kim Franzen, MSN, RN | Chief Executive Officer, N.E.W. Community Clinic

Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN | Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah Lulloff, MD| Infections Disease Physician and Medical Director of Infection Prevention, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center

Ashok Rai, MD  |  President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevea Health
Our panel will share their knowledge related to health disparities in Wisconsin, COVID-19 vaccinations, a new normal and health inequities the pandemic has revealed.
Watch now Asian Stereotypes: Where do they come from and how do I stop them? Mai J. Lo Lee, MEd
Diversity Director, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)
UWGB
This year we witnessed the onslaught of attacks of Asian Americans.  Stereotypes and bias fueled this behavior. Once you know Asian stereotypes, you can avoid perpetuating them, stop prejudicial and biased behaviors and statements, and ultimately stop implicit bias.
Watch now Health care disparities: Practical solutions Charm Der, MA Ed, PHR, SHRM-CP
Organizational Development professional 
Rockline Industries
Natalie Bomstad, MPH | Executive Director, WELLO

LeKecia Lovett | CEO, Encompass Solutions LLC

Mang Xiong | Interim Executive Director, WUCMAA
Widespread disparities exist in health outcomes and care in Wisconsin. Although Wisconsin ranks high in overall health care quality nationally, the state performs poorly with respect to disparities and ensuring that excellent care is provided to all people equally. Workshop participants will be exposed to statewide activities centered on creating more equitable health outcomes and issues related to social determinants of health.
Watch now Wisconsin is changing: How we offer services must change too. Marcos Guevera
ACLU Wisconsin
Stephanie Birmingham, MA, LPC-IT | Advocacy Coordinator, Options for Independent Living, Inc.

Kathleen Schiltz, MS, LMFT  | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Prevea Health

Mary Williams, CNM | Certified Nurse Midwife, Prevea Health
Experiences accessing care are not the same for everyone. Participants will hear the stories and lived experiences of a cross-section of community members affected by social determinants of health.
Watch now Bridging and celebrating resilience Deb Franckowiak, PhD
Executive Agenda Group Chair, Psychologist and Coach
During intense times, it is imperative for those providing care to care well for themselves. Participants will be exposed to information and practice skills that build resiliency in the midst of pandemic fatigue and the hyper-vigilance necessary to calibrate from the regular, dark headlines.
Watch now The Hippocratic Oath: Responsibilities, health disparities and ethical health practices in changing times Alonzo Kelly, MBA
President and Founder
Kelly Leadership Group, LLC
The Hippocratic Oath is an ethics oath historically taken by physicians. It suggests clarity of thought and consciousness around matters of life and death. Can health care workers have implicit bias that may impact their ability to fulfill the Hippocratic Oath? Is it possible for limited exposure to blur a health care provider’s lens? Whatever your answer, this provocative workshop will center this challenging question on a bike path in northeast Wisconsin and offer you a real opportunity for a litmus test of your own.
Watch now Affinity workshop: Language is an equalizer Erika Villafuerte
Bilingual Director for Equity in Healthcare & Wellness
Salud First
Andrea Kressin
Community Engagement Manager
Brown County Public Health

Colleen Messner
Spanish Health Navigation Program Coordinator
Casa ALBA Melanie

Elizabeth Kostichka
Hispanic Vaccination Coordinator
Casa ALBA Melanie

Luceth Rincon
Spanish Health Navigator
Casa ALBA Melanie

Mang Xiong
Interim Executive Director
WUCMAA
Whoever communicates best, wins.  In sports, at work, in families and in every industry, clear communication is the most important tool related to the flow of information, goals and rewards. What happens to access when a language barrier exists?
 
Participants will share efforts eliminating barriers related to health care access.

This workshop is designed to create community compassion and an understanding of the barriers bi-lingual citizens have securing life-saving information.
Watch now Affinity workshop: Survivor language Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN
Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Informed by a nurse, researcher and survivor, participants in this session will learn about valuable research exposing the barriers native survivors of sexual violence experience while receiving care. This session will promote the expansion of health provider’s capacity to communicate with patients in “survivor language.”