The Past, Present & Future of Public Health

Presented by MPHA, MoALPHA, MoCPHE, MICH, MODHSS and MU School of Nursing
September 22-24, 2021

September 22 -24, 2021

MPHA VIRTUAL Conference Objectives

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

Lisa Macon Harrison, President, NACCHO
Dr. Kaye Bender, President-Elect, APHA
Dr. Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO, FrameWorks Institute
Casey Parnell, #HealthierMO
Rex Archer, KCMO Health Department

Hotel Information

All of the meal functions and breaks will be held in the Exhibit area where booth spaces will be assigned on a first come-first serve basis (excluding sponsors), so please fill out and return the enclosed Exhibitor Registration Form with your payment as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to call MPHA at 573-634-7977 or email at The Holiday Inn Executive Center has extended a conference room rate of $105.00 for single or double occupancy. This rate is available until August 23, 2021 by calling 573-445-8531,
mention group block rate and Missouri Public Health Association when making your reservations. We are looking forward to your participation in our Conference and are grateful for your involvement. We know it will be an effective opportunity for you to interact with Public Health Professionals from Missouri and around the region.


Date and Time

Wednesday, September 22, 2021: 
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Pre-Conference

Poverty Simulation as a Tool to Increase Cultural Competency
Speakers: Catherine Shoff, PhD, MPH, Lindenwood University; Maria Salm, Lindenwood University

4:30 p.m. – MoALPHA Session for New Administrators
4:30 p.m. – MPHA Board Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021:
8:00 am – Registration Opens
8:00 am – Exhibitor Set-Up 
8:00 am – Poser Competition Set-Up
9:00 – 9:30 am – WELCOME
Adam Crumbliss, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services; Association President’s
          NACCHO & APHA
          Speaker: Lisa Macon Harrison, President, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO);
          Dr. Kaye Bender, President-Elect, American Public Health Association (APHA)

9:30 – 10:30 am – OPENING SESSION
         Speaker: TBD
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:00 noon – BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS
          Verbal Judo: Introduction to Tactical Communication, Speaker: Chad Stieferman, Advanced Tactical, LLC
          Current Issues in COVID and Nursing, Speaker: Lynelle Philips
          Student Forum, Moderator: Dr. Dalen Duitsman, MSU
12:00 – 1:30 pm – AWARDS LUNCHEON
1:30 – 2:30 pm – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS, Moderator: Larry Jones
2:30 – 3:00 pm – Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm –  GENERAL SESSION
           Marketing and Communication, Speaker: Dr. Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO, FrameWorks Institute
4:00 pm – MPHA General Membership Meeting
5:00 pm – MoALPHA Board Meeting
6:00 pm – MICH Board Meeting

Friday, September 24, 2021:
7:30 am – Registration 
7:30 am – MoALPHA General Membership Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 am – GENERAL SESSION
          HealthierMO ReBoot,
Speaker: Casey Parnell, #HealthierMO
9:30 – 10:30 am – GENERAL SESSION
          MICH/PHAB Accreditation PH Saves Lives,
Speaker: Rex Archer, KCMO Health Department; Denise Strehlow, MICH President
10:30 – 11:00 am – Break
11:00 – 12:00 noon – GENERAL SESSION
          Mindful Meditation: Changing How You Work and Live, Speaker: Dr. Lynn Rossy
12:00 – 1:00 pm – GENERAL SESSION
          Emotional Intelligence and its Role in the Workplace, Speaker: Dr. Joseph Hulgus
1:00 – 1:30 pm – LUNCHEON
         Super Heroes Among Us, Speaker: John Thomas, Chief Personnel Officer, Office of Human Resources, Missouri Department of Health & Senior                 Services

COVID 19 PANDEMIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: The Conference co-sponsors are working to provide a safe environment for all attendees, vendors and staff. As the conference dates approach, the current CDC recommendations for large gatherings as well as the current Columbia-Boone County guidance/regulations will be reviewed and conference protocols established. These protocols could include social distancing, masking, hand sanitizing stations, limitations to the number of people in meeting rooms, vendor exhibits, restrooms, and limited meal and beverage options, etc. All attendees, vendors and staff will be notified in advance of any established protocols.

See Agenda

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For More Information

Missouri Public Health Association
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Fax: 573-635-7823

Online Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration

Paper Registration

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