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A Vision for a Healthier Missouri

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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.

Session Speakers

Dr. Rex Archer, MD, MPH
Nicole Cope, Missouri Immunization Coalition
Emily Fessler, #HealthierMO
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, NACCHO Representative


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, Ask Nurses and Doctors
                           Student Session
                           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

                   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

Conference Information

Cancellation Policy
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.

Registration Deadline
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.

Register Online

Paper Registration

Please fill out and submit to:
Missouri Public Health Association
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Fax: 573-635-7823