A Vision for a Healthier Missouri
MPHA, MOALPHA, MOCPHE, MICH and MODHSS
The registration deadline is September 12, 2022.
Education. Networking. Involvement
- Provide information for public health professionals and governing body members, and partnership efforts to enhance the coordination of health and human services for Missourians.
- Provide an environment for information exchange among individuals involved in and impacted by the provision, support and use of public health services.
- Increase individuals’ involvement in associations with a commitment to improving the health of all Missourians.
Dr. Rex Archer, MD, MPH
Nicole Cope, Missouri Immunization Coalition
Dr. Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy-KC, University of Missouri-KC
Jaci McReynolds, MHA, #HealthierMO
Paula F. Nickelson, Acting Director, MODHSS
Angela Patel, Saint Louis University-School of Medicine
Jamie Wehmeyer, MJM Consulting: Our Journeys Matter
Nicole Williams, Missouri Immunization Coalition
Date and Time
Tuesday, September 20, 2022:
4:30 pm MoALPHA Session for New Administrators
5:00 pm MPHA Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 21, 2022:
7:30 – 10:00 am Exhibitor Set-up
7:30 am Registration Opens
8:00 am MPHA General Membership Meeting
10:00 – 11:30 am WELCOME
Paula F. Nickelson, Acting Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; NACCHO Representative
OPENING SESSION – Honoring Our Journey: The Challenges of COVID-19 and How We Move Forward
Speaker: Jamie Wehmeyer, MJM Consulting: Our Journeys Matter
11:30 – 1:00 pm Awards Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS
Let’s Stop HIV Together
Speaker: Kwame Chery, National Partnership’s Team, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention Period Products, Resources and Needs: A Perspective from Missouri’s School Nurses
Speaker: Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Saint Louis University
Speaker: Norbert Goldfield, American Fragility in a Pandemic Era
Moderator: Lynelle Phillips, University of Missouri-Columbia
2:30 – 3:00 pm BREAK with EXHIBITORS
3:00 – 4:30 pm GENERAL SESSION
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Impact on Routine Vaccine Uptake
Speakers: Nicole Cope and Nicole Williams, Missouri Immunization Coalition
4:30 pm MOALPHA Board Meeting
6:00 pm MICH Board Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2022:
7:30 am Registration Opens
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:30 – 8:30 am MOALPHA General Membership Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 am GENERAL SESSION
Addressing Missouri’s Health Disparities through Operationalizing Missouri’s FPHS Model
Speakers: Emily Fessler, MPH, #HealthierMO; Jaci McReynolds, MHA, #HealthierMO
9:30 – 10:30 am GENERAL SESSION
Pathways to Accreditation and Beyond: Building Trust, Accountability, and Innovation to Better Serve Our Residents
Speaker: Rex Archer, MD, MPH, Public Health Accreditation Board, Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine
10:30 – 11:00 am BREAK with EXHIBITORS
11:00 – 12:00 noon BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS
Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy with Behavioral Science
Speaker: Alex Francisco, City of Kansas City, MO Health Department
Community Health Workers in Public Health
Speakers: Tiffani Muessig, MODHSS; LaReecia Carter, Family Care Health Centers; Jill Taylor, Family Care Health Centers
Take Back Your Voice – The Public Health App
Speakers: Brianne Zwiener, Jefferson County Health Department; Kevin Cummings, OCV, LLC, ThePublicHealthApp.com
The Use of Community/Public Health Nursing Competencies (C/PHN) During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speakers: Diane L. Smith, Missouri State University-Department of Nursing; Kayla Klein, DNP, RN, Taney County Health Department; Martha Smith, MSN, RN, MODHSS
12:00 – 12:30 pm Luncheon
12:30 pm CLOSING SESSION
Climate Change and Health in Missouri
Speakers: Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH, Children’s Mercy-Kansas City, University of MissouriKansas City; Angela Patel, Saint Louis University-School of Medicine
Cancellations can be made anytime prior to September 12, 2022.
All refunds are subject to a $25.00 processing fee
No refunds will be given after September 1, 2022.
Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the conference.
Pre-registration must be done by September 12, 2022.
Mail form with payment to:
MPHA, 722 E. Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101
or fax the registration form to 573-635-7823.
If you have questions contact MPHA directly at 573-634-7977.
Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW, Columbia, MO 65203
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Executive Center at a discounted rate of $107.00 for a standard
occupancy room. Call 573-445-8531 by Sunday, August 21, 2022 and
mention “Missouri Public Health Conference” to receive the discount convention rate.