The Louisiana Center for Health Equity in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center announces the 2021 Health Summit: #LA40by2030.
The Summit will open on March 30 at 1pm to 5:30pm and resume on March 31 at 8:30am until 3pm with breaks, including a lunch break. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it will be VIRTUAL. Check out the agenda and schedule below. Governor John Bel Edwards, State of Louisiana, will provide opening remarks.
Other speakers have been added.
The overall summit objectives are:
1. Explain the role public policy and institutional racism play in disparities statewide.
2. Identify key strategies to achieve #LA40by2030.
3. Promote alignment and collaboration around strategies needed to achieve #LA40by2030 amid the COVID – 19 pandemic.
4. Engage participants in advancing policy initiatives to reduce disparities, address Adverse Childhood Experiences, improve women’s health, and adopt a living wage.
5. Promote participation in the state assessment and state improvement plan.
This summit will bring together leading voices on improving the well-being of children and families. We are building upon last year’s bold policy vision to improve health outcomes and the quality of life for Louisiana children and families, said organizers.
Healthcare professionals, service providers, insurers, researchers, educators, faith-based and non-profit organizations, law enforcement, and businesses, as well as policymakers, local and state elected officials, advocates, community leaders, and the general public will convene to work together on developing key strategies and promoting alignment and collaboration to support children, youth, and families across Louisiana.