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Public Health in Practice Conference - Keynote Details

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  
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The WPHA Public Health in Practice(PHiP) Conference Planning Committee is pleased to share additional details regarding our keynote presentation at the upcoming Public Health in Practice Conference coming up August 6-7, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Stevens Point,WI.  The PHiP Conference Planning Committee is pleased to be providing this presentation in collaboration with WiCPHET.  

 Public Health 3.0 Era:  Gathering Around the Table to Improve the Health of Our Communities 

Wednesday, August 7, 8:45-10 a.m. 

  • Joan Theurer will share the evolution of public health practice and
    the positive impacts to being plugged into the public heath 3.0 era. Gathering around the table with community partners, partners will share examples of community initiatives, including the benefits and challenges in creating inclusive partnerships to address the social determinants of health.  Strategies along with stories will spark everyone’s passion to further their practice to improve the health of their communities.

Community Partners:

  • Corrie Norrbom, MD, Medical College of WI-Central WI / Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service
  • Jeff Sargent, Executive Director, United Way of Marathon County
  • Tara Draeger, Manager, Director of Systems Community Health, Aspirus 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the evolution of public health practice and how to plug into the public
    health 3.0 era
  • State strengths and opportunities to further individual and organizational capacity
    to leverage influences and resources to change the conditions of your community
  • Identify one action to take to further one’s talent and practice.

Make plans to hear from Joan and her partners about gathering around the table to improve community health in the public health 3.0 era!

Innovative Approaches in Public Health Practice and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Wednesday, August 7, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Michelle Spencer, MS
Associate Director
Bloomberg American Health Initiative
Associate Scientist
Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Michelle Spencer is the Associate Director of the Bloomberg American Health
Initiative and an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and
Management. She provides programmatic and strategic oversight for the implementation of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.  Spencer has over 20 year of experience in public health management and leadership and a wealth of experience in administrative and operational management, strategic planning, resource management, and policy development. Prior to joining the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Spencer served as the Director of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration at the Maryland Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), where she worked to address the preventable nature of public health challenges through integrated, evidence-based approaches.  Spencer oversaw DHMH’s core public health programs, including Maternal and Child Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response, Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services, Environmental Health, Primary Care and Community Health, and led the Maryland Health Enterprise Zones initiative, a place-based initiative focused on designing and implementing strategies to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Spencer served as Chief of Staff of the Baltimore City Health Department from 2004 – 2012.



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