Health Foundation of South Florida presents
the region’s first Black Health Summit

Health system, community, public and private sector leaders will convene to discuss the current state of Black health in South Florida — and identify health equity solutions for the region’s Black communities.

AGENDA

8:00 am 

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS

Melida Akiti
Health Foundation of South Florida, Board Chair

Loreen Chant
Health Foundation of South Florida, President & CEO


DEVOTIONAL & CONFERENCE KICK-OFF REMARKS
Dr. Nelson Adams, MD
Health Foundation of South Florida, Board Member
Black Health Summit 2020 Host Committee Co-Chair

9:15 am

KEYNOTE

State of Black Health
Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, MD
Black Coalition Against COVID, Co-Founder
Tuckson Health Connections, Managing Director

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a vehicle to advance initiatives that support optimal health and wellbeing. Currently, Dr. Tucksons focus is on advancing his work as a co-founder of the Black Coalition Against COVID, a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary effort working to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington,D.C. and nationally. Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 Health and wellbeing company. A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Tuckson is honored to have been appointed to leadership roles at the National Institutes of Health; National Academy of Medicine; numerous Federal Advisory Committees; and corporate, non-profit and academic boards. He has been recognized several times by Modern Healthcare Magazines listing of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in healthcare. He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvanias General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.

10:00 am

INTERMISSION & NETWORKING BREAK  

10:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION

Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Care and Unmet Social Needs in South Florida Black Communities

FACILITATOR
Dr. O’Neil Pyke, MD
Jackson North Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer

PANELISTS 
Dr. Armen Henderson, MD
University of Miami, Assistant Professor of Medicine

State Senator Dr. Rosalind Osgood
Mount Olive Development Corporation, President

Dr. Janisse Schoepp, PhD
Health Foundation of South Florida,Vice President of Strategy

Dr. Kelli Tice
Florida Blue, Chief Equity Officer

11:30 am

INTERMISSION & NETWORKING BREAK 

12 Noon

LUNCH SESSION

Science, Health, and Social Change: Measuring the Social Determinants of Health
Dr. Kilan Ashad-Bishop, PhD
University of Miami, Biomedical Scientist and Health Equity Advocate

Breakout Session Previews
Dr. Washington Hill, MD
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Senior Physician, Women’s Health, CenterPlace Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Cheryl Holder, MD
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives 

Dr. Rahn Bailey, MD
113th President of the National Medical Association; Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Chair

1:00 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Each session will begin with a brief presentation by the session expert/leader. Presentations will be followed by group discussions to allow attendees to share experiences and insights. Facilitated by community-based leaders, these discussions will focus on identifying actions and strategies, and answering the question: Where do we go from here? 

Improving Maternal-Child Health
EXPERT
Dr. Washington C. Hill
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, Senior Physician, Women’s Health, CenterPlace Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

FACILITATOR
Dr. Okezi Otovo, PhD
Florida International University, Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies 

Forensic Medicine: A Pathway to a Cease Fire
EXPERT
Dr. Rahn Bailey
113th President of the National Medical Association; Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department Head for Psychiatry

FACILITATOR
Brother Lyle Muhammad
Circle Of Brotherhood, Executive Director

Health Impacts of Climate Change
EXPERT
Dr. Cheryl Holder
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives; Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, Co-Chair

FACILITATOR
Caroline Lewis
The CLEO Institute, Founder & Senior Climate Advisor

2:45 pm

WRAP-UP SESSION

Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Nelson Adams, MD
Health Foundation of South Florida, Board Member
Black Health Summit 2020 Host Committee Co-Chair

Caroline Lewis
The CLEO Institute, Founder & Senior Climate Advisor

Brother Lyle Muhammad
Circle Of Brotherhood, Executive Director

Dr. Okezi Otovo, PhD
Florida International University, Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies

3:30 pm

END OF SUMMIT REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING