Oklahoma City Better Health Through Economic Opportunity Forum
September 10, 2015
Registration and Press Check-In
Forum Opening and Introduction
Better Health Through Economic Opportunity Campaign Overview
CEO Forum Goals
Better Health Through Economic Opportunity: Campaign Overview
Culture of Health Video
Prosperity Policy: Why Good Health is Good Business
Health may be an individual responsibility, but it has a community-wide consequence. Our ability to educate our workforce, recruit and retain young professionals, and invest in community infrastructure are critical pathways to health and wellness. Oklahoma City serves as an example of how one city has worked to address community health improvement.
Data and Health: What It Means for our Community's Growth
Understanding the root causes to health disparity is a critical linkage to improving outcomes in our community touching our economy, our education systems, and our growth. The data presented today will illustrate the role poverty, education, and crime play in overall wellness, and ultimately, prosperity for our community.
Health and Our Economy
Audience Engagement Workshop Session Overview
Audience Engagement Workshop Sessions
- Health Priorities for Education (Moderated by Stanley Hupfeld, Senior Consultant, INTEGRIS Health) with Panelists: Cecilia Robinson, Supt. Millwood Public Schools, Dr. Teri Bell, Director, Student Support Services, OKC Public Schools and Rob Neu, Supt. OKC Public Schools
Disparities across school systems don’t stop with health. They extend to the situational environment of each child and their families. This extends far beyond the four walls of the classroom, or the homes, and into the communities in which we all live.
- Priorities for Improved Culture of Health (Moderated by Dave Lopez, Owner, DL Dynamics) with Panelists: Liz Eickman, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Mike Knopp, OKC Riversports, and Col. Jeannie Ryder, Commander, 72 Medical Group, Tinker Air Force Base
Aligning business, education and public health to create a culture of health that focuses on improving community health is a critical pathway to shifting the culture in Oklahoma City. Helping each sector understand that health and wellness is an effect of our combined efforts is imperative to achieving this aim.
- Priorities to Address Health Disparities (Moderated by Rhonda Hooper, Vice Chair-Economic Development, Greater OKC Chamber) with panelists: Gregory A. Shinn, MSW, Associate Director, Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Representative George Young, Oklahoma State Representative of the 55th Legislature)
The data is emphatically clear that place matters in our community. While our community has had some success in reducing these disparities, we lack the relationships required to sustain these improvements equitably. Without exploring the cross-section of business, education and health, we will struggle to meaningfully reduce the health disparity among our zip codes.