2014 Bronx County Centennial Symposium on Health

Celebrating the Bronx's 100th Anniversary
BCHN Announces 2014 Bronx County Centennial Symposium on Health

BRONX, NY – Bronx Community Health Network announces a celebration of Bronx County's centenary (1914 – 2014) at a one-day Symposium on Health, to be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Lehman College (CUNY), 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY.

Presented in collaboration with the Office of the Bronx Borough President, Lehman College of the City University of New York, Acacia Network, Montefiore Medical Center and the Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC), the Centennial Symposium will bring together leaders to discuss social, economic and healthcare delivery challenges and successes throughout the century, the present health of Bronx residents and future directions.

"Bronxites are strong, creative and resilient. What better way to celebrate our 100 years of progress than by showcasing our collective assets and collaborating across sectors to continuously improve the health and well-being of Bronx residents", said Eleanor Larrier, BCHN's Chief Executive Officer.

"The day will provide a forum for stimulating, provocative cross-sector panel and workshop discussion that will serve as a catalyst for continued collaboration to eliminate disparities and promote social, economic and health equity", added Tashi Chodon, Director of Programs.

Led by Dr. Osiris Barbot, first deputy commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, panelists in the morning plenary sessions will provide broad historic perspectives of political, economic and social forces that affected the Bronx's development.

Participants in five scheduled workshops will hear about innovative, evidence-based population health strategies addressing chronic conditions and social determinants of health. Dr. Michelle S. Davis, Regional Health Administrator, HRSA Region II, US Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address, discussing the impact of the Affordable Care Act on population health initiatives and health equity.

BCHN invites public and private sector audiences in health, human services, housing, justice, business and economic development; elected officials and policy makers; students and community residents to attend.

For more information, registration on Eventbrite, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, please contact Winifred MacQuaye at wmacquaye@bchnhealth.org or 718-405-7727. You may also register at http://bit.ly/1ugl1T2