Recap JCDHE's inaugural Health Summit from Sept. 9, 2022
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment hosted the inaugural Health Summit, Moving Health Forward in Johnson County, on Sept. 9 at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.
More than 150 community health leaders from Johnson County gathered to discuss how to create environments and conditions that will ensure everyone in Johnson County has an opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
This summit is a first step toward building bridges with all parts of the community. The department plans to host this event annually each fall.
View highlights, videos and other materials from the event below.
Moving Health Forward in Johnson County
JCDHE Director Dr. Sanmi Areola, Ph.D. provides a look at health in Johnson County, Kansas and what is needed to ensure that everyone who lives, works or plays in Johnson County has optimal opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
Moving Health Forward in Johnson County: The Data Perspective
Charlie Hunt, MPH, JCDHE Deputy Director, and Elizabeth Holzschuh, MS, Epidemiology Division Director, provide a look at the factors that determine our health and how the zip code you live in can determine your life expectancy.
What Does It Take For All of Us to Thrive?
Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board, explains why health is more than not being sick, it's the choices we make which are based on the choices we have.
Panel Discussion: Population Health Partnerships in Action
Dr. Sanmi Areola, Ph.D., JCDHE Director, moderated a panel in which local health experts discussed health partnerships in the community.
- Tim DeWeese, Director of Johnson County Mental Health Center
- Julie Brewer, Executive Director of United Community Services of Johnson County
- Brenda Sharpe, President and CEO of REACH Healthcare Foundation
- Dr. Sofia Kahn, Founder of KC for Refugees
You can watch the panel discussion beginning at 2:29:37 during the livestream.